Luis Bunuel Box Set: 2

  |  Buy to Own: 04/04/2005
  |  303 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Triple bill of films by Spanish auteur Luis Bunuel. In 'That Obscure Object of Desire' (1977), widowed French businessman Mathieu (Fernando Rey) becomes obsessed with a Spanish girl named Conchita (Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina). She claims to feel the same for him - but nevertheless continually frustrates the realisation of his desire. Meanwhile, in the background, a series of terrorist bomb attacks are carried out by the Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus. The dream-like, plotless comedy 'The Phantom of Liberty' (1974) begins with a man who falls in love with a statue during the Napoleonic wars, then moves to the modern day, where we meet a man distributing pornographic postcards (actually just pictures of public monuments), a young girl who has disappeared but who nevertheless helps the police as they prepare to search for her, and a group of dinner party guests who sit on toilets around a large dining table and then politely excuse themselves when they need to go outside and eat. Surreal, disjointed and darkly funny. Finally, the surrealist satire 'The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie' (1972) takes on targets as diverse as South American politics, the upper class and religion. Six socially respectable friends meet up for a dinner party, only to be subject to a number of bizarre intrusions. The film won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1973.