An Andalusian Dog | Salvador Dalí

Un Chien Andalou

(An Andalusian Dog) Salvador Dalí was behind (and makes an appearance in) this surrealist 1929 film, which remains relatively disturbing viewing today.  Some remarkable film techniques on display; directed and co-written by Spanish director Luis Buñuel.

The film has no plot in the conventional sense of the word. The chronology of the film is disjointed, jumping from the initial “once upon a time” to “eight years later” without the events or characters changing very much. It uses dream logic in narrative flow that can be described in terms of then-popular Freudian free association, presenting a series of tenuously related scenes.