The Milky Way

1969, Movie, PG, 105 mins

The most overtly religious film in Luis Bunuel's oeuvre, THE MILKY WAY is an allegorical journey through the history of Catholicism that follows a pair of travelers--the somewhat pious Pierre (Paul Frankeur) and the younger, more skeptical Jean (Laurent Terzieff)--as they undertake a pilgrimage across Spain to the tomb of Saint James. En route, they meet any number of religious figures, including a caped, God-like figure (Alain Cuny) with a midget, the Virgin Mary (Edith Scob), Jesus (Bernard Verley), a bishop (Jean-Claude Carriere, Bunuel's screenwriting collaborator), a sadistic Marquis (Michel Piccoli), a prostitute (Delphine Seyrig), and even the Devil (...
Released: 1969 Rated: PG Length: 105 mins

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