Entertaining watch, but far from my favorite Buñuel. Within the playground the filmmaker likes to explore, I find Belle de Jour and Exterminating Angel to be much more accomplished films. Still, it's always a pleasure observing an actor like Fernando Rey portray smugness in such a delightfully satiric fashion.
Impressive what can happen when snobs with eyes only for food gets interrupted all the time and have meaningless paranoid dreams. Absurd and hilarious surreal movie that may be hard to absorb after just one viewing. Needs many viewings to really be appreciated as it is fun with a lot of small details to analyze.
An ingenious and diachronic anarchic essay on the bourgeois (eternal) recurrence of the same in the politics of physical space. The stasis of the bourgeois home is the flipside to the bourgeoisie's road to nowhere. Both movements are tail-chasing indulgence, charming in its skillful complicity. An institutional explosion from one of cinema's gardener of guiltless bourgeois souls. Impeccably acted this speaks volumes!
3-4. Docking points due to what appears to be a lack of an engine for conflict, as well as the way some characters dilute others. But the way Bunuel coyly exposes the quiet cruelty of his bourgeois characters is delightful. Special mention goes to the thread about the priest whose class masks his spirituality to his rich companions. And the cutaways to characters walking have an intriguing spiritual answer.
Not quite biting the hand that feeds him, but a fair proportion of Bunuel's audience is simultaneously skewered in this delicious laceration of haute bourgeoisie mores and rituals. Perhaps his most approachable work and a good starting point for the waking surrealism that confounds and bewilders all that is hypocritical established. An hilarious summation of recurring themes, notably from The Exterminating Angel.
A satiric view about bourgeois/upper middle class people. Luis Buñuel is the only guy - I think - who can make a movie about it. Honestly, it's a little bit confusing at first. But, I can assure you that this movie will become more interesting. I think Buñuel likes to make fun of fetishes. There's a priest who likes to dressed as gardener. Sounds weird? Remember, you're watching a Luis Buñuel's movie...
This could almost be called an influence on Inception on account of now many dreams within dreams within dreams there are. It's primarily a takedown of the bourgeoisie class, but I think there's something else lying below the skin, something more sinister, something probably just slightly too out of reach to be able to grasp, or comprehend fully.