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1929 | B/N |

A foundational work of Surrealist cinema, Un chien andalou is a sequence of oneiric and irrational images designed to shock and provoke. Adopting a dream logic and a method of free association, the film features striking scenes, including a man dragging a piano, a pair of rotting asses in a room, ants swarming around a hole in a man's palm…

Country: Francia
Direction: Buñuel; Luis
Script: Buñuel; Luis, Dalí; Salvador
Production: Buñuel; Luis
Photography: Duberger; Albert
Music: muda. Luis Buñuel posteriormente le añadió música de Wilhelm Richard Wagner y música de tango.; Originalmente
Cast:Maureuil; Simone, Batcheff; Pierre, Buñuel; Luis, Dalí; Salvador, Hommet; Robert, Marval; Marval, Messan; Fano, Miravitlles; Jaume
Art direction: Schilzneck; Pierre
Participation year at FICM: 2012

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The influence and power exerted by “El Jaibo”, leader of a street gang, leads his followers into immorality, delinquency, and death. Luis Buñuel’s masterpiece is part of UNESCO’s “Memory of the World” Register.


*Restored by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project at L’Immagine Ritrovata in collaboration with Fundación Televisa, Televisa, Cineteca Nacional Mexico, and Filmoteca de la UNAM. Restoration funding provided by The Material World Foundation.

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