Directed by Luis Buñuel • 1970 • Spain, France
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero
After the death of her mother, Tristana (Catherine Deneuve) goes to live with her guardian, Don Lope (Fernando Rey), an older man who eventually breaks through his facade of respectability and seduces her. She repays him a hundredfold, preying on his jealousy and taunting him with perverse whimsies. With this adaptation of a classic novel by Benito Pérez Galdós, Luis Buñuel earned his first Oscar nomination.