That Obscure Object of Desire concerns itself most with a woman’s ownership of her own sexuality. It is a stark and empathetic view of the relationship between master and maid, which is told as a series of flashbacks from the perspective of the wealthy Mathieu on a train ride from Seville to Paris about an ongoing parade of sexual frustrations with one woman, Conchita, played interchangeably by two actresses, Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina. It is one of director Luis Buñuel’s most articulate and complex critiques of unhindered consumption and rightful ownership.
The ArthouseFW - Buñuel Series emphasizes the Spanish director Luis Buñuel’s surreal criticism of society throughout his career. The selections highlight Buñuel’s stylistic coherence that has defined him as one of the most accomplished auteurs in cinematic history. The series will play at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as part of an ongoing partnership with the Lone Star Film Society.