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Still: The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie Dir: Luis Buñuel, France/Italy/Spain 1972

The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie

7 Jul 20128 Jul 2012

Luis Buñuel's savage satire of middle class mores and social hang-ups is given a new lease of life in this pristine new digital transfer. The film centres around a group of six outwardly respectable, affluent members of society and their repeatedly thwarted attempts to have a meal together, interruptions becoming ever more surreal as events unfold. A film of heightened emotions and bizarre imagery, made at a time of acute social unrest, its ribald attacks on the repressions and hypocrisies of the upper middle class feel as relevant and fresh as they ever did.

Director: Luis Buñuel, France/Italy/Spain 1972. 101 mins. French and Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier.

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