DVD Underground: Un Chien Andalou
Official Description: Buñuel’s first film, the surrealistic masterpiece Un Chien Andalou, was based after an exchange of dreams with co-writer Salvador Dali. This tale of desire, opening innocuously enough with the familiar words “Once Upon A Time”, contains one of the most memorable scenes in cinema history—a razor blade slashing an eyeball. Made in Paris in 1929, it aims to provoke rather than please its audience.
Distributor: Transflux Films
- Un Chien Andalou (1929), dir. Luis Buñuel; wrt. Buñuel, Salvador Dali
- A Slice of Buñuel, a documentary featuring Buñuel’s son, Juan-Luis, 16 min
- Epilogue: Buñuel & Dali, 5 min
- Commentary by Surrealism expert Stephen Barber, author of Blows and Bombs: Antonin Artaud
- Mystery of Cinema, excerpts from Luis Buñuel’s 1953 speech