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FILM FORUM: ‘That Obscure Object Of Desire’ (C'et obscur objet du désir)

Luis Buñuel’s swan song is a dizzying game of sexual politics and the darker side of desire. Fernado Rey plays an urbane widower tortured by his lust for an elusive young woman.

Directed by Luis Buñuel. Writers: Luis Buñuel (scenario), (in collaboration with) Jean-Claude Carrière. Stars: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina. 1977. 102 minutes, France/Spain. (R) Comedy, Drama, Romance. In French with English subtitles.

Guest speaker, Oscar Arce, Director of the Luis Buñuel Film Institute in Los Angeles will lead a discussion after the films. Two hours free parking with validation in the Library parking garage.

This event is a part of the One Book, One San Diego community reading program and is presented in partnership by KPBS, San Diego Public Library and the San Diego Public Library Foundation. Major support for One Book, One San Diego comes from the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation. Additional support comes from SDG&E, Lloyd Pest Control, Jerome’s Furniture, Cubic Corporation, and the Samuel I. and John Henry Fox Foundation.

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