That Obscure Object of Desire [Cet Obscur Objet du Desir]

Luis Buñuel (director, screenwriter)
Pierre Louys (novel)
Jean Distinghin (photographer)
Jean-Claude Carriere (screenwriter)
Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Angela Molina (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1977. Vintage borderless reference photograph of Luis Buñuel discussing a scene with Fernando Rey and Carole Bouquet on the set of the 1977 film. With a printed label affixed to the verso, along with manuscript ink and pencil annotations.

Based on the 1898 novel "Le femme et le patin" ("The Woman and the Puppet") by Pierre Louys, which follows the tempestuous relationship between a wealthy, middle-aged Frenchman and a young Spanish dancer. The woman is played by both Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina interchangeably, demonstrating the character's mercurial nature, a decision Buñuel came to in desperation after original actress Maria Schneider proved a poor fit, but that ultimately helped define the film as one of his late masterpieces.

Shot on location in Switzerland, in Andalucia and Madrid, Spain, and in Hauts-de-Seine and Paris, France.

9.25 x 6.25 inches. Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 143. Rosenbaum 1000. Schrader, Canon Fodder 33.

[Book #151652]