Abismos de pasión (Wuthering Heights)


Luis Buñuel’s typically gonzo 1953 take on Wuthering Heights relocates the story to 19th-century Mexico, where the outsized emotions and inflamed passions of lovers Alejandro (Jorge Mistral) and Catalina (Irasema Dilián) engulf everyone around them in a whirlpool of psychosexual chaos. Throughout, the director emphasizes the novel’s most perverse aspects—the sadism at the heart of the romance, the undercurrents of necrophilia—while displaying striking compassion for the story’s most downtrodden characters. The finale—a delirious Liebestod in a moonlit cemetery set to the throbbing strains of Wagner—is a surrealist triumph.

New York: Feb. 24 & 26 at Film Society of Lincoln Center.

February 27
Chicago Boys