The retrospective starts from the very beginning of Buñuel's career, with arguably the most poignant and famous short film ever made, Un Chien Andalou (1929). Later on we're looking forward to the films taken from his Mexican period: Los Olvidados (1950), El (1953) and The Exterminating Angel (1962). Other highlights include screenings of Buñuel's legendary films Belle de Jour (1967) and Tristana (1970). Finally, we're excited about the rare chance to see the short film Eating Sea Urchins, a surrealist home movie that Buñuel filmed at Salvador Dali’s house in 1930.
The season features panel discussions and Q&As with a number of speakers, including eminent collaborator Jean-Claude Carrière, grandson Diego Buñuel, and leading academics such as Maria Delgado, Jo Evans, Peter Evans and Rob Stone. In the words of the Institute's accompanying hashtag, #VivaBunuel.
|What||Luis Buñuel: Aesthetics of the Irrational, ICA|
|Where||Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
12 Nov 15 – 06 Dec 15, 11am – 6pm, except Thursday, 11am – 9pm
|Website||Click here to book via the ICA|