The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie15

Directed by Luis Buñuel | France | 1972 | 1h 42m | Starring Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Cassel

A group of upper-middle-class acquaintances sit down to a dinner that is repeatedly interrupted, delayed, and thwarted by bizarre events both real and imagined. Luis Buñuel’s surrealist satire of the French ruling class, which won Best Foreign Language Film at the 1973 Academy Awards, has been given a glorious 4k restoration for the 50th-anniversary of its release.


‘Stranger and more sensual than ever…An exotic and brilliant hothouse flower of a film.’
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Manages to be totally surreal yet totally approachable. Quite amazing.’
David Jenkins, Little White Lies

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We showed The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie between September 25, 2022 and September 26, 2022.

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