The Exterminating Angel(El ángel exterminador)

  • Dir: Luis Buñuel

  • Mexico, 1962, Spanish, 95mins, DCP

  • Cast: Silvia Pinal, Enrique Rambal, Jacqueline Andere

Gracefully walking into a mansion for dinner, a group of high-society friends inexplicably find themselves unable to walk out. When the guests stay on for days, etiquette soon transforms into panic, as they resort to increasingly primal instincts in order to survive. By constructing a situation in which logic does not operate, Buñuel traps the guests and the viewers in his absurd universe, where we are constantly confronted with repetitions, inconsistencies, contradictions – and are ultimately forced to see the systematic corruption of frivolous upper class, and the destruction of civilisation.

Cannes Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize


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