"The Exterminating Angel"
Directed by Luis Bunuel
Winner of the Best
Non-European Foreign Film from the Bodil International Film Festival. A
metaphorically rich and comic film, Exterminating Angel is the story of guests
invited to an elegant dinner party who find they are unable to leave at the end of the
evening. A mysterious force compels them to stay
and stay. After
several days, their well-heeled social facades collapse as hunger, thirst, fear, and
boredom send them into a frenzy. Bunuel stated that this film is "a metaphor, a
deeply felt, disturbing reflection of the life of modern man, a witness to the fundamental
preoccupations of our time." It is certainly one of Bunuel's greatest achievements.
Spanish with English subtitles.