4pm  Sunday 5th February 2017
THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE          [15]       102 mins
LUIS BRUNEL  (France 1973)
Fernando Rey, Stéphane Audran, Bulle ogier, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Lewes Film ClubIn this surrealist classic some affluent middle-class couples regularly arrive for dinner and sometimes even sit down for it, but are never able to eat. They arrive on the wrong night, or are alarmed to find the corpse of the restaurant owner in the next room, or are interrupted by military manoeuvres. Or it’s a dream. Beneath the bourgeois veneer: hypocrisy, adultery, drug dealing, anarchy. Brilliant, understated, funny and very subversive.

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