Un chien Andalou was the first collaboration of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. In keeping with the film’s surrealist leanings, the “plot” was allegedly inspired by dreams (ants emerging from a hole in the hand, a razor slitting an eye, and so on) and, in Buñuel’s words, “we did not accept any idea or image that might give rise to a rational, psychological, or cultural explanation.” (Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, 1929, 21 minutes)
Renowned Spanish instrumentalist Remate performs an original musical composition to accompany Un chien Andalou.
Presented in association with SPAIN arts & culture.
L’Age d’or — banned by the French government for its stinging critique of Catholicism and bashing of bourgeois mores — follows a pair of star-crossed lovers who find increasingly bizarre outlets for their thwarted desires amid a milieu of surrealist imagery. The screenplay was again a Dalí-Buñuel collaboration. (Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, 1930, 63 minutes).
Presented in association with the retrospective “Objects of Desire: The Films of Luis Buñuel,” at various DC venues during November.