To celebrate the Mexican Día de los Muertos, we’ve teamed up with El Jimador Tequila to host a couple of screenings of classic Mexican cinema. The first of these is being held on 25th October at The White Rabbit Studios. The film will be arch-surrealist Luis Buñuel’s 1962 classic 'The Exterminating Angel'.
Set during a dinner party in a lavish mansion, shortly after dinner is prepared almost all of the servants are mysteriously compelled to flee the house. Soon enough, the guests find themselves inexplicably unable to leave.
What starts as a comical absurdity soon escalates as their desperation grows. As the basic needs of mankind fall into short supply, the bourgeoisie descend into base-level, animalistic behaviour – a neat encapsulation of how little separates our own society from descending into a savagery caused by the simple desire for survival (although Buñuel would surely have rejected any single interpretation of the film’s message).
To wash all this down there’ll be some refreshments courtesy of El Jimador, in the form of the world famous Paloma.
We’ve got 5 pairs of tickets to giveaway to the screening. All you need to do to win is answer this simple question:
Name another film by a Mexican Director?