Courtesy of Rialto Pictures

That Obscure Object of Desire

Part of Dave Kehr: When Movies Mattered
Saturday, March 26, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Dir. Luis Buñuel. 1977, 103 mins.

Restored 35mm print from Rialto Pictures. With Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet. A wealthy man falls for a young maid, who is played by two actresses in Buñuel's audacious swan song. Kehr writes that Buñuel is "still on the attack, making films that eat away at the small complacencies, the convenient assumptions, the thin illusions that we adopt to make our lives seem more orderly, more rational, more simply livable."

Free with Museum admission.

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That Obscure Object of Desire