Celebrate the centennial of Fernando Rey with two Luis Buñuel films starring the actor: Best Foreign-Language Oscar winner THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE and THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE. Join us for surreal fun and the chance to win a bottle of the official Luis Bunuel Surrealist Vino!
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Luis Buñuel Film Institute
Join us in celebration of the 100th birthday of star Fernando Rey. All attendees are eligible to win a bottle of the official Luis Buñuel Surrealist Vino!
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.
THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE
CET OBSCUR OBJET DU DÉSIR
1977, Rialto Pictures, 102 min, France, Spain, Dir: Luis Buñuel
The acclaimed final film from director Luis Buñuel stars Fernando Rey as a wealthy older man who fruitlessly pursues a beautiful dancer (played by both Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina) during a terrorist insurgency. In French and Spanish with English subtitles.
Both films in French and Spanish with English subtitles.