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Javier Espada

Buñuel: A Surrealist Filmmaker (Buñuel, un cineasta surrealista)

Edition 2021
84' - 2021 - Documentary - Dialogue: Spanish
Director: Javier Espada Composer: Luis Eduardo Aute, Alfonso de Lucas Buñuel, Javier Espada With: Luis Buñuel
Javier Espada explores Luis Buñuel, one of the greatest precursors of surrealist cinema.

Javier Espada explores how Luis Buñuel, one of the greatest precursors of surrealist cinema through works like An Andalusian Dog and The Golden Age, began to move away from this movement but never completely abandoned it, maintaining a strong oneiric element in his films. Taking us deep into his past and evolution as a creator, this documentary provides an unprecedented window into the world and work of an irreplaceable genius whose influence has reached the rest of the arts.

​​Luis Buñuel, precursor of surrealist cinema, maintained references to surrealist postulates in his films from Mexico, Spain and France. On many occasions, Buñuel is inspired by classical painters, such as Goya, Tiziano, Leonardo da Vinci or Millet, on others, his cinema acquires a dimension of an authentic surrealist work of art.

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Credits

Director

Javier Espada

Composer

Luis Eduardo Aute, Alfonso de Lucas Buñuel, Javier Espada

With

Luis Buñuel

Scenario

Javier Espada

Director of Photography

Ignacio Fernando

Editor

Carlos Ballonga, Jorge Yetano

Producer

Pedro Piñeiro

More information

Dialogue

Spanish

Countries of production

Spain

Year

2021

Filmography

Javier Espada
The Last Script: Remembering Luis Buñel (TV-Movie, 2008), Una mujer sin sombra (2013), Tras Nazarin: Following Nazarin (2015), Generación: Buñuel, Lorca, Dalí (2018)

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