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Ciné-Concert: Un chien Andalou (Remate in performance) + L’Age d’or

  • National Gallery of Art 500 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

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.