L’Age D’Or (1930)

LUIS BUNUEL

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

France, 1930.  Scenario by Luis Bunuel, , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by Luis Bunuel, .  Production Design by .  Film Editing by Luis Bunuel.

This fascinating early work by the brilliant Luis Bunuel is a trippy voyage into surrealism. Made in collaboration with offbeat painter Salvador Dali (with whom he also made the classic short Un Chien Andalou), the formless plot revolves around a much-enamoured couple whose attempts at making love to each other are constantly thwarted by various bourgeois conventions. Not that the roadblocks are conventional, mind you; one of them is a giant cow who just happens to be lying on their bed. Deliciously odd visuals and superb editing highlight this wonderful masterpiece from a director who had only just begun his magnificent oeuvre of classics.

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