Eureka Entertainment will release Bunuel's film in June.
Luis Bunuel's 1956 film Death in the Garden is one of his lesser known titles, a political adventure movie that features the director's trademark surrealist touches.
Eureka Entertainment will release the film as part of their Masters of Cinema Series in a definitive Dual-format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on June 19th. The disc includes interviews with writer Tony Rayns, actor Michel Piccoli and film scholar Victor Fuentes, and comes with a booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp.
The official synopsis reads:
After the relatively commercial Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Luis Buñuel returned to the surrealist and political style of his earlier works with Death in the Garden [La mort en ce jardin] the middle film in what has been described as his “revolutionary triptych”, a trilogy of films that “study in the morality and tactics of armed revolution against a right-wing dictatorship”.
Amid a revolution in a South American mining outpost, a band of fugitives—a roguish adventurer (Georges Marchal), a local hooker (Simone Signoret), a priest (Michel Piccoli), an aging diamond miner (Charles Vanel), and the miner's deaf-mute daughter (Michèle Girardon)—are forced to flee for their lives into the jungle. Starving, exhausted, and stripped of their old identities, they wander desperately lured by one deceptive promise of salvation after another.