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Play Dates

July 12    Cary, NC    THE CARY THEATER

August 30    New York, NY    FILM FORUM

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Play Dates

About

France, 1972
Director: Luis Buñuel
Producer: Serge Silberman
Cast: Fernando Rey, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Stéphane Audran, Delphine Seyrig
Screenwriter: Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière
Cinematography: Edmond Richard
Genre: Comedy
Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 101 minutes

Synopsis:
A group of six friends - three men and three women decidedly of the French Upper Middle Class - have their dinner plans continually interrupted due to a series of bizarre events that can only be described as Buñuelian.

Awards and Nominations:
Best Foreign Film (Academy Awards, 1973)
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material not Previously Published or Produced nomination (Academy Awards, 1973)
Best Actress - Stéphane Audran (BAFTA Awards, 1974)
Best Screenplay (BAFTA Awards, 1974)
Best Direction, Best Film, Best Soundtrack nominations (BAFTA Awards, 1974)
Best Foreign-Language Film nomination (Golden Globes, 1973)
Best Director (National Society of Film Critics Awards, 1972)
Best Film (National Society of Film Critics Awards, 1972)

Reviews and Quotes 2

"A cosmic vaudeville show - an Old Master's mischief...This is Buñuel's most frivolously witty movie!"
- Pauline Kael

"Consistently amusing and often hilariously shrewd!"
- Jay Cocks, TIME

"A RICH AND RARE EXPERIENCE!"
- Archer Winsten, New York Post

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