Un Chien Andalou
1928 short surrealist film made in France by the Spanish director Luis Buñuel and the Spanish artist Salvador Dalí. It was released in 1929 in Paris for a limited showing, but became popular and ran for eight months. It is one of the best-known surrealist films of the avant-garde movement of the 1920s.
The film has no narrative, in the conventional sense of the word. There are two central characters, an unnamed man and woman, who seem to literally be having an affair. The film could be seen as a symbolic study of the emotions and societal pressures that cause their separation and the ending of their affair, and the fateful consequences of their discovery by the man's "father" and the woman's "husband".
The chronology of the film is disjointed, jumping from the initial "once upon a time" to "eight years later" without the events or characters literally changing that much. It uses dream logic that can be described in terms of then-popular Freudian free association, presenting a series of tenuously related scenes that attempt to shock the viewer's inner psyche.
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