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Interpreting Film Masterpieces: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972 Luis Buñuel)

  • WHITNEY HUMANITIES CENTER 53 Wall Street New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)

Introduced by Prof. Linda Williams, University of California – Berkeley

In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined. Fernando Rey, Stéphane Audran, Delphine Seyrig, and Jean-Pierre Cassel head the extraordinary cast of this 1972 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film.