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PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE

7:50*

Tuesday, March 12

*Introduced by David Thomson

(1977, Luis Buñuel) Ever-suave Fernando Rey’s maid – played without comment and interchangeably by cool French Carole Bouquet and sultry Spaniard Ángela Molina – continually frustrates him by resisting consummation while declaring her love. Final film by the 77-year-old director. 35mm. Approx. 103 min.

Reviews

“Buñuel creates a vision of a world as logical as a theorem, as mysterious as a dream, and as funny as a vaudeville gag.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“A delight in the watching… a tantalizing tease!”
– Judith Christ, New York Post

“Swift, clear, graceful, but eerie, like a tarantula dancing the minuet.”
– Jack Kroll, Newsweek