Land Without Bread [Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan]

Paris: Films sans Frontieres, 1934. Collection of three vintage reference photographs from the 1934 French release of the 1933 Spanish short film. With mimeo snipes on the verso, along with holograph ink annotations numbering the photographs.

A short pseudo-documentary focusing on the inhabitants of Las Hurdes, a mountainous region near La Alberca, Spain, with an exaggerated depiction of their suffering. Originally shot as a silent film, with live narration provided by director Luis Bunuel at the premiere in Madrid in December 1932. The uproar caused by what the Spanish government termed "defamation of the good name of the Spanish people" caused the film to be banned until 1936.

Set and shot on location in Spain.

5 x 3.5 inches, trimmed irregularly. Very Good plus, slightly wavy.

Complete collation details available on request.


[Book #149348]

Price: $450.00