1929 Un chien andalou (short) 1930 L'âge d'or 1933 Las Hurdes (short documentary) 1936 ¿Quién me quiere a mi? 1937 iCentinela
alert! 1947 Gran Casino (Tampico) 1949 The great skull 1950 The forgotten 1951 Susana 1951 The deceit's daughter 1952 Ascent to heaven 1952 A woman without love 1953 The brute 1953 The 1954 Illusion travels by tram 1954 Abismos de passion 1954 Robenson Krüzo'nun Maceraları 1955 Essay of a crime 1955 The river and death 1956 La mort en ce jardin 1959 Nazarin 1959 La fièvre monte à El Pao 1960 The Young One 1961 Viridiana 1962 The exterminating angel 1964 Le journal d'une femme de chamber 1965 Simon of the desert 1967 Belle de Jour 1969 La voie lactée 1970 Tristana 1972 the Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1974 Le fantôme de la liberté 1977 Cet obscur objet du désir
(The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie)
(The Exterminating Angel)
(The Phantom of Liberty)
(Las Hurdes Tierra Sin Pan)
FILMS SHOWN IN FESTIVAL ON WHEELS
Luis Bunuel born in Spain in 1990. He studied first with Jesuits before enrolling in the University of Madrid. At the University he met Salvador Dali and Frederico Garcia Lorca. Inspired by Fritz Lang's film Destiny, Bunuel went to Paris to study film during the 1920's amidst a flourish of avant-garde experimentation. There he became an assistant to the experimental filmmaker Jean Epstein, and in 1982 he collaborated with some friends including Salvador Dali on Un Chien Andolou which became a surrealist classic. It provoked a scandal, but Bunuel went on to film L'Age d'Or in 1930, creating another scandal. Bunuel produced several Spanish pictures before leaving Spain in 1939 for the United States during the Spanish Civil War. In the United States he directed documentaries and in 1946 he moved to Mexico where he made a series of films which brought him once more to international acclaim. It was with his Mexican films that Bunuel began to develop his unique mix of surrealist humor and social melancholy, combining a documentary sense with surrealist qualities into a loose, discontinuous form of narrative. Bunuel returned to France in 1955 to begin three co-productions that placed him in the center of cinematic art. In 1961 he was invited to Spain by the government, in order to make Viridiana. Though his script was initially approved, the film was banned upon release due to its anticlerical images. Nevertheless the film achieved international recognition. Controversy and problems with either distribution or censorship continued to appear throughout his career. Despite the complications, Bunuel continued to be one of the most creative and productive of all film directors. He died in Mexico City in 1983.