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Sometimes a film is so captivating that you find yourself staring at the screen long after the credits have ended. When this happens to us, we immediately want to share our experience. But not with just anyone. Our Members Only screenings present these rare, neglected, or simply amazing films to our inner circle of card-carrying cinephiles.

Come join us and watch a great film, meet great people and enjoy a lively discussion immediately following the screening. This event is exclusive—envied even—so sign up for a Facets Membership today.

December 18, 2017

Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
(Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie)

Film still: Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie


Best Foreign Language Film
Academy Awards, 1973
"Luis Buñuel's 1972 comic perhaps the most perfectly achieved and executed of all his late French films"
  —Chicago Reader
4 stars "Caustic... consistently amusing in its champagne-dry wit"
  —Slant Magazine
4 stars "Most of the films of Luis Buñuel are comedies in one way or another, but he doesn't go for gags and punch lines; his comedy is more like a dig in the ribs, sly and painful"
  —Roger Ebert

Subversive charm, just in time for the holidays from Luis Buñuel, in one of his most wonderful of films. A brilliant cast, including Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, Stéphane Audran, Michel Piccoli, Jean-Pierre Cassel and Fernando Rey portray three couples, always trying to get together for dinner, who never quite can. Jean-Claude Carrière wrote the fantastic script filled with hilarious encounters, dreams, ghosts, drug deals and interrupted sexual encounters. One of Buñuel's most commercially successful films, Buñuel said his favorite characters in the film "were the cockroaches."

Directed by Luis Buñuel, France, 1973, 112 mins. In French and Spanish with English subtitles.


  • Monday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 pm


Facets Patron Circle Members and one guest admitted for free

There are no presale tickets—you must receive an invitation from us.

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