LUIS BUNUEL EARLY WORKS

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LUIS BUNUEL EARLY WORKS

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Luis Buñuel

1970  105 minutes  1.33:1  Italy

Editions: DVD PAL/Region: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player.

Luis Buñuel is known as the father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film. With financial assistance from his mother and creative assistance from Dalí, he made his first film, the 17-minute Un Chien Andalou in 1929, and immediately catapulted himself into film history thanks to its shocking imagery. CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

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French Experimental Avant-Garde Silent Cinema

Italy released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada. Will play on a computer.

Synopsis

Luis Buñuel is known as the father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film. With financial assistance from his mother and creative assistance from Dalí, he made his first film, the 17-minute Un Chien Andalou in 1929, and immediately catapulted himself into film history thanks to its shocking imagery (much of which - like the sliced eyeball at the beginning - still packs a punch even today). It made a deep impression on the Surrealist Group, who welcomed Buñuel into their ranks. The following year, sponsored by wealthy art patrons, he made his first feature, the scabrous witty and violent L'Age d'Or (1930), which mercilessly attacked the church and the middle classes, themes that would preoccupy Buñuel for the rest of his career. Buñuel's rare documentary called Las Hurdes (or Land Without Bread) is about the Hurdanos, an inbred people who live in mid-western Spain (close to the Portuguese border). They live not only in squalor but their ridiculous suspicions can cause them starvation. They refuse to eat any of the other farm animals except disease-invested swine.

Reviews

Un Chien Andalou” is a curtain-raiser. A movie like this is a tonic. It assaults old and unconscious habits of moviegoing. It is disturbing, frustrating, maddening. It seems without purpose (and yet how much purpose, really, is there in seeing most of the movies we attend?). There is wry humor in it, and a cheerful willingness to offend.The scandal of “Un Chien Andalou” has become one of the legends of the surrealists.
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Times

Cast and Credits

Director
Luis Buñuel

Writer
Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali for Un Chien and L'age, Luis Buñue for Las Hurdes

Cast
Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil forUn Chien and Gaston Modot, Lya Ly and Caridad de Laberdesque for L'age

Cinematography
Albert Duvenger

Editing
Luis Buñuel
Special Features

Special Features

An interview with Franco Battiato
Dry Martin (Buñuelino cocktail)A short film by A. Arrieta, 2009
Commentary on the films by Paulo Bertetto
"A Video Thing" A visual essay by Enrico Ghezzi

Production: Italy – 1970, black and white and color
Running time: 105 minutes total running time
Language: Silent
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1