Friday, 20 November 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 340: Sun Dec 6

That Obscure Object of Desire (Bunuel, 1977): ICA Cinema, 4pm

This film is part of the Luis Bunuel season at the ICA. Full details here

The screening is followed by a discussion with screenwriter and novelist Jean-Claude Carrière, Diego Buñuel, filmmaker and grandson of Luis Buñuel, and Tim Robey, film critic at the Telegraph.

Chicago Reader review:
Luis Buñuel explores the problematic relationship between lover and beloved as an aging aristocrat (Fernando Rey) yearns after an unattainable young woman, Conchita—who, since she is played by two different actresses, is both more and less than a standard movie character. Constantly changing, she is unknowable, complicated, perverse, but she is also an eternal erotic principle. Buñuel draws his paradoxes—is it love or sex, sadism or masochism, life or death?—with a perfectly clear, perfectly impregnable style. The old surrealist created another masterpiece in this 1977 feature, his final film. In French and Spanish with subtitles. 103 min.

Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer. 

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