Avant-garde

France, 1924

Film
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A collection of three classic, silent avant-garde films. Bunuel and Dali’s surrealist nightmare “Un Chien Andalou” (1929) which caused a riot at its Paris premiere. Rene Clair’s dada-surrealist classic “Entr’acte” (1924) in which inanimate objects start to have a will of their own. Made in collaboration with Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picarbia. Jean Vigos’ “A Propos de Nice” which is a fascinating study in contrasts between the tourists and sunseekers of the wealthy section of Nice and the toilers of the poor sections of the old town. A carnival in the latter part of the film emerges as a kind of dance of death.

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Credits

co-director

Luis Bunuel

Salvador Dali

Rene Clair

Jean Vigo

Duration

00:53:00:00

Production places
France
Production dates
1924

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

017749

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Surrealism in motion pictures

Crafts & Visual Arts → Surrealism in motion pictures

Experimental

Short films

Short films → Short films - Mexico

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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