The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Dir: Luis Buñuel
Cast: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur
101mins   1973   France, Italy, Spain   15   French    Subtitled   

The ambassador of the Latin American republic of Miranda, M. Thevenot, his wife Simone and her sister Florence arrive for a dinner party at the house of Alice Sénéchal and her husband Henri, only to learn that they were mistaken about the date.

In director Luis Buñuel's surreal fantasy, the six bourgeois friends repeatedly gather for a dinner that never quite arrives.

'An exotic and brilliant hothouse flower of a film' - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian


Wed 7 September