Un chien andalou (1929)

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Released 3-Sep-2007
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali’s unfathomable short from 1929 is a masterpiece of filmmaking guile and audacity, a shocking celluloid dreamscape that destroyed film convention with bizarre images that still resonate today.

The film opens with a young Buñuel sharpening a knife, a cloud cutting the moon in the night sky, the knife slicing a women’s tender eyeball before shots of gaping, ant ridden hands and mouths stuffed with armpit hair push the film beyond its surrealist limits. Young subversives hoping to influence Paris's artistic elite, Buñuel and Dalí got more than they bargained for when their film redefined the reigning surrealist art movement.

Proudly presented for the first time in Australia, this art film masterwork is accompanied by a host of very special features, including two documentaries on the artistic life of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali, and Buñuel’s only film documentary, Las Hurdes (1933), the story of an impoverished Spanish community that reprised the director’s fascination with insects, human cruelty and the corruption of the Catholic Church.

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Richard Wagner
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Fantasy 1929 15:54 576i (PAL) 4
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English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (224Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (192Kb/s)
English (Burned In)
Audio Commentary-by Michael Koller, film writer & Cinemateque curator, Melb., Featurette-The Definitive Dali (1986) - Documentary on the life of Dali, Featurette-Las Hurdes (1933) - Documentary by Luis Bunuel, Featurette-A Propósito De Buñuel (2000) -Biographical feature on Bunuel, Trailer-Various Umbrella Trailers (Four trailers on each disc)
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