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Film

That Obscure Object of Desire

 
 
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
  • 7PM
  • 9:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 102min
RATED: R
FORMAT: 35mm
LANGUAGE: In French with English subtitles
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
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Part of BAMcinématek 2014 series Buñuel
Directed by Luis Buñuel | 1977

With Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina

“It reminds us of the profound possibilities of film in the hands of someone we now acknowledge to be an authentic master.”
—Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Buñuel’s final masterwork stars his regular leading man Fernando Rey as a gentleman driven to absurd extremes by his obsession with a fickle flamenco dancer (ingeniously played by two actresses: Bouquet, embodying cool sophistication, and Molina, conveying carnal sexuality). Meanwhile, terrorism lingers ever-present in the background, culminating the director’s career-long exploration of the link between sex and revolutionary violence.