Un chien andalou (1929) - Surrealism

#96 – An Andalusian Dog (1929) (Un chien andalou)

How to analyse a film that is not meant to be analysed? The premise is there is no premise, only 21 minutes of surreal imagery inspired by dreams. The world-famous painter Salvador Dali co-wrote his first film, An Andalusian Dog, with his student colleague Luis Buñuel. Despite having written a screenplay, the film itself does not follow any conventional narrative structure – rather, it embraces the freedom of artistic expression with little to no structure. Welcome to surrealist cinema.

Directed by Luis Buñuel. Starring Simone Mareuil, Pierre Batcheff, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dali, Robert Hommet.

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Guest Lee Sangmok. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.

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