Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Jan 22, 2012
7:30pm

CURSE AND KINK: A LUIS BUÑUEL RETROSPECTIVE
Double Feature!
THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE / VIRIDIANA
Co-presented by the Luis Buñuel Film Institute

Double feature to be preceded by: “Un Chien Andalou,” 1929, Transflux Films, 16 min. Director Luis Buñuel collaborated with artist Salvador Dalí for this groundbreaking short film, a resounding war-cry of Surrealism, which bleeds its arresting images (a slit eyeball, an ant-infested hand) into one dream-like tableau.

THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE
1972, Rialto Pictures, 102 min, France, Dir: Luis Buñuel

This later Luis Buñuel masterpiece and 1973 Best Foreign-Language Oscar winner is a return to the subversive director’s Surrealist roots and a showcase for his scrumptiously satirical wit. A sextet of upper-class friends (including Fernando Rey, Stéphane Audran, Delphine Seyrig and Jean-Pierre Cassel) attempt to dine together but are continually stalled by a streaming series of vaudevillian events, both real and dreamed. In French and Spanish with English subtitles.


VIRIDIANA
1961, Janus Films, 90 min, Spain, Dir: Luis Buñuel

One of director Luis Buñuel’s most brilliant, scandalous films was banned in his homeland of Spain and almost got him arrested in Milan. A novice nun (Silvia Pinal) finds herself corrupted by her spectacularly nefarious uncle, Fernando Rey - until she turns the tables on her tio by installing a group of beggars and lepers in his rural mansion. Buñuel gradually, mischievously weaves a web of contradictory impulses: Faith, charity and selflessness become inextricably bound up with lust, hypocrisy and greed in the schizophrenic universe of Old World Latin Catholicism. With longtime Buñuel friend Francisco Rabal. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Screening Formats: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Jan 22, 2012 • 7:30pm

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