To say the 1929 silent short film by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí is surrealist, would be a slight understatement but for the sake of labels I think I will go ahead with that description. Of course Salvidor Dalí needs not, the introduction of mortal men but perhaps Luis Buñuel may benefit from a slight one:
his 1950 film The Forgotten (aka The Young and the Damned) won best director at the Cannes Film Festival. Nazarín (his 1959 adaptation of Benito Pérez Galdós’ controversial religious statement novel) won the International Prize (also at Cannes). Finally the 3 movies: Tristana, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and That Obscure Object of Desire (1970, 1974 and 1977 respectively) all won Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film.
I could go on and on about the massive body of acclaimed work Luis (yeah I call him Luis, we are tight) produced throughout his life but time is short and we have but a fleeting moment together so without any further adieu I present:- Un Chein Andalou
**warning this film (16mins in total) has an eyeball slicing scene, which some viewers may find disconcerting and a story arc which is less than transparent for the modern cinema audience**
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