Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 31: Tuesday Jan 31

Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Bunuel, 1972):
Trangallan Tapas Bar, 61 Newington Green, Stoke Newington, London N16 9PX
Tel: 020 7359 4988 8pm


This is a new venture from a great new restaurant in north London and you can find more details here.

Time Out review:


'Delightful if overrated comedy from Buñuel, flitting about from frustrating situation to frustrating situation as six characters in search of a meal never manage actually to eat it. Are they prevented by their own fantasies? by their lack of purpose? by their discreet charm? Buñuel never really lets us know, while managing to skip through some very funny scenes en route. But it does lack the savage bite and genuinely nightmarish feel of his earlier work (comparison with The Exterminating Angel shows up the later film's complacency), while the chic stylishness of the characters comes over as overbearing rather than satirically revealing.' Geoff Andrew

Here is the trailer.

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