The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Bunuel, 1972):
BFI Southbank, 2,30, 6.10 & 8.30pm
This celebrated film's re-release is getting an extended run at BFI Southbank. Details here.
Chicago Reader review:
'Luis Bunuel's 1972 comic masterpiece, about three well-to-do couples
who try and fail to have a meal together, is perhaps the most perfectly
achieved and executed of all his late French films. The film proceeds by
diverse interruptions, digressions, and interpolations (including
dreams and tales within tales) that, interestingly enough, identify the
characters, their class, and their seeming indestructibility with
narrative itself. One of the things that makes this film as charming as
it is, despite its radicalism, and helped Bunuel win his only Oscar is
the perfect cast, many of whom bring along nearly mythic associations
acquired in previous French films. Frightening, funny, profound, and
Here is the trailer.