Un Chien Andalou

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Released 1929

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Un Chien Andalou

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Director:
Luis Bunuel
Released:
1929
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Un Chien Andalou is a 1929 cinematic collaboration between film director Luis Bunuel and painter Salvador Dali that combines dreamlike imagery in a short, silent film. The filmmakers use a series of provocative images, from a woman's eyeball cut open with a razor that parallels a cloud moving over the moon. Other images include a colony of ants swarming on a man's hand to a man dragging a piano and dead animal to create a confusing and shocking effect. A young girl (Simonne Mareuil) and Man (Pierre Batchef) appear throughout the disconnected images while the soundtrack plays excerpts from Wagner's opera "Tristan and Isolde" as well as 1920s tangos. The 16-minute short film was an early influential example of how cinema could present more than a narrative story and demonstrates Bunuel's early explorations of surrealism that would later come to maturity in his later "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" and "The Exterminating Angel."

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Drama

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Classics, Foreign Language