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Luis Buñuel, Diary of a Chambermaid, 1964

Luis Buñuel: Aesthetics of the Irrational: Diary of a Chambermaid + Q&A with Jean-Claude Carrière

25 Nov 2015

The screening is followed by a Q&A with Jean-Claude Carrière, hosted by film critic Jonathan Romney.

Aesthetics of the Irrational: Q&A with Jean-Claude Carrière

Based on the 1900 novel by Octave Mirbeau, Diary of a Chambermaid tells the story of an alluring chambermaid who enters the service of an eccentric family in rural France.

Shown in 35mm.

Born in 1931 in a village in southern France, Jean-Claude Carrière has led one of the most varied and successful literary careers. After early work with Jacques Tati, Jean-Claude Carrière met Luis Buñuel in 1963, with whom he worked with as writer for twenty years (Belle de Jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, That Obscure Object of Desire). Following this, Carrière has since worked with other notable directors including Milos Forman, Louis Malle, Philip Kaufmann, Jonathan Glazer, and Michael Haneke.

Jonathan Romney is a film critic and lecturer; he writes for The Observer, Sight & Sound, Film Comment and others, and teaches at the London College of Communication.

Diary of a Chambermaid, dir. Luis Buñuel, France/Italy 1964, 98 mins.

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