Movie Night: Buffet Froid (1979)

Sunday October 25th 2015, Movie Night: Buffet Froid (Bertrand Blier, 1979, 89 minutes). Door opens at 8pm, film begin at 9pm. Free admission.

Whilst well received in France, Bertrand Bliers films are hardly known abroad. Starring Bertrand Bliers own father and the ambitious Gerard Depardieu, Buffet Froid holds the middle between an absurdistic theatre play and a cynical comedy film.
The characters are victimised by their own personalities, leaving unclear wether it is fate or their stubbornness that eventually does them in.
This movie never ceases to surprise you, larded with theatrical dialogue and a fair share of sarcasm. It is one of those little treasures of French 1970s cinema.

“Black comedy about solitude and dishumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men. First introduced is Alphonse Tram, an unemployed young man. His only neighbour is the police chief-inspector Morvandieu. Then a third man appears : he is Alphonse’s wife’s murderer… Bizarre and unreal.”

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open at 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net