Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Luis Bunuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie is a baffling and dreamlike film (with a plot that defies explanation) in which, like the equally inscrutable The Exterminating Angel, the act of dining figures prominently and proves problematic for a group of upper crusters. Despite its nature, the film never ceases to be involving (maybe partially due to its incomprehensibility) and features exquisite photography by Edmond Richmond.
*** out of ****