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Un chien andalou
8.2
/10
13,884 Ratings

UN CHIEN ANDALOU

Directed by Luis Buñuel
France, 1929
Avant-Garde, Short, Cult, Fantasy, Horror

Synopsis

A barrage of striking and irrational images, designed to provoke, are presented in a disjointed chronology, jumping from the initial “once upon a time” to “eight years later” without the events or characters changing, evoking a dream logic as its narrative flow.

Synopsis

A barrage of striking and irrational images, designed to provoke, are presented in a disjointed chronology, jumping from the initial “once upon a time” to “eight years later” without the events or characters changing, evoking a dream logic as its narrative flow.

Our take

Though conceived by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí in 1929, this landmark Surrealist short has lost none of its power to shock and mesmerize. A collection of intentionally opaque symbols, “meaning” is besides the point: these images cut right to the psychological core and affirm cinema’s power.