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That Obscure Object of Desire

Cet obscur objet du désir

Directed by Luis Buñuel
France, Spain, 1977
Fantasy, Romance
  • French
  • English


Luis Buñuel’s final film concerns an aging French widower who falls in love and lust with a seductive younger woman, famously played by two different actresses, Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina.

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Today is the birthday of the man who extended Surrealism through five decades of the 20th century with his wry, darkly satiric dramas of the hypocrisies of the moneyed classes. We’re showing a series of Buñuel’s wonderful final films made at the height of his fame, beginning at the very wicked end.

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Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1978 | 2 nominations including: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

National Board of Review

1977 | 3 wins including: Best Director

César Awards

1978 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

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