|Founder of surrealist cinema. His films show an unique mix of surrealist humor and social melancholy, combining a documentary sense with surrealist qualities into a loose, discontinuous form of narrative.|
favorite movies list
Le fantôme de la liberté (France, 1974)
One of Luis Bunuel’s most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes – most famously, the dinner party scene where people sit on lavatories round a dinner table on, occasionally retiring to a little room to eat.
Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (France, 1972)
Surrealist satire: an absurdly comic and wickedly incisive portrait of the meaningless social rituals and polite hypocrisy of the upper middle class; as two couples and their two friends, including a drug-running South American ambassador, can’t conduct a dinner party in peace. Foiled by (among other things) botched scheduling, sexual desire, a theater audience, an untimely funeral, and armed revolutionaries.
Simón del desierto (Mexico, 1965)
(Simon of the Desert)
Simon is presented with numerous temptations by the Devil (always as a woman), culminating in his being brought back to earth, to a modern New York discotheque!
Un chien andalou
A 16 minute surrealist short film by Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali!