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The Phantom of Liberty

The Phantom of Liberty

The Phantom of Liberty

1974 / 104min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: LUIS BUñUEL

CAST: ADRIANA ASTI, JULIEN BERTHEAU, JEAN-CLAUDE BRIALY, ADOLFO CELI

Guests at a chichi party sit on toilets and excuse themselves to eat in private; a young girl goes “missing” in plain sight; and then there’s those ostriches… Buñuel’s most radical foray into plotless, fugue state surrealism hinges on a disquieting premise: what if everything we know and believe about society is a sham? The no-rules, “is this really happening?” sense of disorientation is only heightened by the blunt, bright-lit visual style.

The Phantom Of Liberty is screening as part of the series: Buñuel In France