By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Simon del Desierto (1965). Director: Luis Buñuel. Cast: Silvia Pinal, Claudio Brook.
Luis Buñuel is one of my favourite filmmakers of all time and Simon del Desierto is one of the last films he made in Mexico. Like several other of his movies, it tackles religion, this time by focusing on a saintly man and the devil tempting him.
The saint is Simon, a man who, in order to purify himself and be closer to God, has …