FRIENDS PRESENT: THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE

Date Time
Sat 13th October 4.30pm

Dir: Luis Buñuel | France/Spain/Italy | 1972 | 102 mins
Cast: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig and Paul Frankeur

Luis Buñuel’s (Belle du Jour) 1972 Oscar-winning masterpiece is one of the most idiosyncratic yet accessible films of his career. A middle class dinner is continually interrupted by its well-heeled guests. Debauchery, addiction, adultery, perversion and boredom are gradually unveiled as each of them in turn excuse themselves momentarily from the pomp and ceremony of the dinner table. Bunuel takes no prisoners, pulling his characters from the ruling elite of business, military, state and church. It’s a brilliantly incisive film about appearances and the lengths people will go to in order to protect their reputations – justified or not.

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