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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Sparingly plotted, but rich in humour, surrealism and satirical bite, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie is arguably the most accomplished film from Luis Buñuel, a master of politically charged cinema. 

It follows a group of upper-class friends who make repeated attempts to dine together, but continually have their plans thwarted by bizarre interruptions and surreal events, including a series of seemingly interlocking dreams. 

The film plays with classic Buñuel themes: class, consciousness, desire, patriarchy and the Church. A cast of arthouse stalwarts, including Fernando Rey, Michel Piccoli and Delphine Seyrig, are impeccable in this gem of surrealist cinema. 

Restored in 4K for its 50th anniversary.