An uproarious summary of Luis Bunuel's surrealistic concerns in a collection of anecdotes starring Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Piccoli, and Monica Vitti. THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY jumps from place to place and time to time in a manner that follows the (il)logic of dreams. The film opens in the
Napoleonic era with Spanish patriots urging on the firing squad that's about to execute them with shouts of things like "Down with Liberty!" and "Up with Chains!" Following this is a scene of a maid reading to a child the story we have just witnessed. Again the scene changes to show a man selling
supposedly pornographic postcards that are actually shots of entirely non-pornograph...