Montblanc & Salzburg Festival Young Directors Project
Jan Mikulášek YDP IV • Der diskrete Charme der Bourgeoisie
Hommage à Buñuel et Carrière
Guest performance by Divadlo Reduta, Národní Divadlo Brno
In Czech with German surtitles
End of the drama approx. 21:15.
- 20 August 2013, 20:00
- 21 August 2013, 20:00
- 22 August 2013, 20:00
- 23 August 2013, 20:00
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With Dita Kaplanová, Zuzana Ščerbová, Petra Bučková, Ondřej Mikulášek, Jiří Vyorálek, Jan Hájek, Petr Jeništa, Jiří Kniha and Jakub Gottwald
Luis Buñuel’s Oscar-winning film from the 1970s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (screen-play by Jean-Claude Carrière) provides the springboard for this incisive comedy of social manners and contemporary mores. A group of well-heeled individuals gather together to enjoy a luxurious meal but find themselves repeatedly frustrated for a variety of reasons ranging from the bizarre to the mundane. Influenced by slapstick as well as the surreal, director Jan Mikulášek assembles a sequence of remarkable scenes of appetite and desperation, distinguished by bold images and no-holds-barred ensemble acting.