An absurd, macabre and caustic satire from surrealist master Luis Buñuel, in which the guests at a high-society party find themselves unable to leave the room where they are gathered. As days pass without food, water or servants (who have all managed to leave), their well-heeled social façade crumbles, revealing the true bestial qualities beneath. One of Buñuel’s most effective parables, this is a savage attack on the bourgeoisie, launched in his blackly humorous and distinctly animalistic manner.
Screening as part of House Guest: Jo Clifford.
Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.