The Phantom of Liberty

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

David Cross in person for a post-film discussion! 35mm print

“Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Buñuel’s surrealist gem The Phantom of Liberty. Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right under their noses, this perverse, playfully absurd comedy of non sequiturs deftly compiles many of the themes that preoccupied Buñuel throughout his career—from the hypocrisy of conventional morality to the arbitrariness of social arrangements.” – Criterion

  • Country Italy/France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Rating R
  • Year 1974
  • Running Time 104 minutes
  • Director Luis Bunuel