The Exterminating Angel [El ángel exterminador]

El ángel exterminador

Directed By: Luis Buñuel

April 1, 1962 / Spanish / 95 min

Elegant socialites enjoy a lavish banquet in an urban mansion, only to find themselves trapped inside when it is time to leave. Recently made into a highly-acclaimed opera by the noted composer Thomas Adès, Buñuel’s surrealist masterpiece skewers the politics and pretenses of the upper class in ways that still resonate today.

For a preview of The Exterminating Angel by IC directors, listen to the IC podcast “From the Booth” ep 3.19 Winter 2020.

For an analysis of The Exterminating Angel with Greg Stallings and Chip Oscarson, listen to the IC podcast “From the Booth” ep 3.22 Winter 2020.

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  • 2020 Winter