“Sorry, but there is no way you are leaving this room,” the former Polish prime minister said.
Council of Europe President Donald Tusk speaking to Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras at 6 am this morning in Brussels (according to the inside account in today’s Financial Times).
Donald Tusk performing in the Brussels all-night marathon reenactment of Luis Buñuel’s masterpiece The Exterminating Angel (left), and film still from the 1961 original (right).
The Financial Times report continues:
It was extremely hard, violent even,” said one participant…
In the end, some bleary-eyed diplomats emerged unsure who had prevailed in the marathon session. But they seemed agreed as to who had suffered most.
“They crucified Tsipras in there,” a senior eurozone official who had attended the summit remarked. “Crucified.”
This undoubtedly would have been a field day for Buñuel’s camera had he lived to witness it!
Film still from Buñuel’s 1930 surrealist masterpiece L'Age d'Or. How would the master have filmed this morning’s Brussels Crucifixion?