STUDIOCANAL has announced the release on 20th June of a stunning new 4K restoration of Luis Buñuel’s multi award winning surrealist satire, THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
This virtually plotless tale of six middle-class guests and their interrupted attempts to have a meal together stars Fernando Rey (TRISTANA, THE FRENCH CONNECTION), Paul Frankeur (THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY), Delphine Seyrig (LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD, THE DAY OF THE JACKAL), Bulle Ogier (L’AMOUR FOU), Stéphane Audran (COUP DE TORCHON, BABETTE’S FEAST) and Jean-Pierre Cassel (MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS) and was the recipient of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar as well as two BAFTA awards on its release in 1972.
Following a pristine 4K restoration, THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE will be available to own on 4K UHD for the very first time, as well as on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital from June 20. Coming complete with brand-new bonus material, this is a welcome addition to the ever-expanding VINTAGE WORLD CINEMA collection.
Buñuel’s humorous satire depicts a group of friends – the Thévenots, the Sénéchals, Madame Thévenot’s younger sister Florence and Latin American ambassador Don Rafael Acosta – make repeated attempts to dine together, but are constantly frustrated by bizarre interruptions, including a series of dreams.
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The new 4K restoration of THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE will screen in selected cinemas from June, please check cinema listings for details.
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