• Death of a Cyclist

    1955. Spain. Juan Antonio Bardem. 84 min.

Opening remarks by exhibition participants

Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Death of a Cyclist

    1955. Spain. Directed by Juan Antonio Bardem. With Alberto Closas, Lucía Bosé. Bardem's most celebrated solo effort concerns a university professor and his well-connected mistress, who strike a bicyclist while out driving. To hide their affair, they leave the man to die. This choice destroys their lives and epitomizes the shallowness of their upper-class lifestyle. The contrast between Madrid's rich and poor districts is well captured, but censorship forced Bardem to punish the adulterous woman in a melodramatic ending. New print. In Spanish; English subtitles. 84 min.

In the Film exhibition Spain (Un)Censored

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