This program brings together the films from the beginning and the end of Luis Buñuel’s career. While his Mexican films incorporated elements of genre cinema, Buñuel’s early and late films show him coming full circle. The later European films, with their play with narrative form, their fascination with perversity and its discontents, and their casual mixing of the refined, the grotesque and the absurd, reveal an artist of the avant-garde returning to his roots in Surrealism.
text by Harvard Film Archive SERIES SCHEDULE: 6/17: Un chien andalou(1928) L’Age d’Or(1930) Tristana(1970)
6/18: Viridiana(1961) That Obscure Object of Desire(1977)
6/19: Land Without Bread(1933) Simon of the Desert(1965)
6/20: The Milky Way(1969)
6/24: The Exterminating Angel(1962) The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeosie(1972)
6/25: Belle de Jour(1967) Phantom of Liberty(1974)