Luis Buñuel | France/Italy/Spain | 1972 | 102mins | Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, Stephane Audran.
Winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1972, this masterpiece by surrealist auteur Luis Buñuel (Belle du Jour, Viridiana) has been restored for its 40th anniversary.
Observing a group of well-do-to friends trying to have dinner despite constant (and bizarre) interruptions, it’s an absurdist semi-farce that intertwines dreams and reality to satirise the pretensions of the bourgeois guests, who project respectability whilst privately indulging their appetites for sex, drugs, perversion or mere ennui.
“Newly restored for its fortieth anniversary, this sly, slippery comedy of bourgeois manners remains one of the finest achievements of Luis Buñuel's dazzlingly creative late period.” BFI Film Guide
“Innovative, many-layered and provocative” David Parkinson, Empire
“Buñuel picked up the Best Foreign Language Film in the Oscars for this excellently observed surrealist comedy” Film4.com
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Subtitled screening- French/Spanish with English Subtitles