The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Presented as a part of the 14th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival

(Luis Buñuel, 1972, France, 102 minutes)

In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, an upper-middle-class sextet sits down to a dinner that is continually delayed, their attempts to eat thwarted by vaudevillian events both actual and imagined, including terrorist attacks, military maneuvers, and ghostly apparitions. Stringing together a discontinuous, digressive series of absurdist set pieces, Buñuel and his screenwriting partner Jean-Claude Carrière send a cast of European-film greats — including Fernando Rey, Stéphane Audran, Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and Bulle Ogier — through a maze of desire deferred, frustrated, and interrupted. The Oscar-winning pinnacle of Buñuel’s late-career ascent as a feted maestro of the international art house, “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” is also one of his most gleefully radical assaults on the values of the ruling class.

Intro and discussion by Cliff Froehlich, former executive director of Cinema St. Louis and adjunct professor of film studies at Webster University.

Sponsored by Jane M. and Bruce P. Robert Charitable Foundation

Venue: Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium in Webster Hall, 470 E. Lockwood Ave.

Tickets: Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for students and Cinema St. Louis members. Webster U. students are admitted free. Advance tickets can be purchased through the Cinema St. Louis website (Link Below).

Passes: Two types of passes are available: Five-Film Passes are $65, $50 for CSL members; All-Access Passes are $120, and $95 for CSL members.

Friday, August 5 at 7:30pm

Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119

Event Type

School of Communications, Film Series, Art & Performances, Promo, Chancellor's Office, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Centre Francophone, Community Engagement, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Categories

School of Communications, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Centre Francophone, Chancellor's Office

Tags

film, cinema, french, film series

Website

https://www.cinemastlouis.org/discree...

Cost

Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for students and Cinema St. Louis members. Webster U. students are admitted free. Advance tickets can be purchased through the Cinema St. Louis website. Passes: Two types of passes are available: Five-Film Passes are $65, $50 for CSL members; All-Access Passes are $120, and $95 for CSL members.

Group
Webster University Film Series
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#robertclassicfrench

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