Salvador Dalí: Creator/Collaborator Redux

Sep 10–15, 2008

MoMA

L’Age d’or. 1930. France. Directed by Luis Buñuel

This encore presentation of the iconic avant-garde films Un Chien andalou (1929) and L’Age d’or (1930) gives theatergoers a second chance to appreciate Salvador Dalí’s filmmaking partnership with Luis Buñuel. The pair first met in 1922 as students at the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid, where they shared an innovative visual language of experimentation, rebellion, and critical discourse on bourgeois society. In January of 1929, Buñuel wrote to his former classmate José “Pepín” Bello de Larrasa that while visiting Dalí in Cadaqués, the pair completed the screenplay for Un Chien andalou in six days. “We had to look for the plot line. Dalí said to me, ”I dreamed last night of ants swarming around in my hands’, and I said, “Good Lord, and I dreamed that I had sliced somebody or other’s eye. There’s the film, let’s go and make it.’”

Organized by Anne Morra, Assistant Curator, Department of Film.

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