In a surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí, director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images including the slitting open of a woman's eye and a dead horse being pulled along on top of a piano. A mysterious film open to interpretations ranging from deep to completely meaningless, this short (17-minute) film certainly presented something new in the cinema of its day.
Did You Know?
Four of the participants had previously collaborated on the 1927 Josephine Baker vehicle, The Siren of the Tropics: Pierre Batcheff (actor) Albert Duverger (cameraman) Pierre Schildknecht (art director) and Bunuel (assistant director). See more
The film was re-released in 1960 with soundtracks. See more
Referenced in Valley of the Shadow
Performed by Vicente Alvarez
& 'Carlos Otero' See more