In 1929 Buñuel and Dalí's collaboration on Un Chien Andalou introduced surrealism to film and changed the face of filmmaking in ways that still resonate in the twenty-first century. Lorca perceived the film as a personal insult and provided a reply to the heterosexual thrust of the film with Trip to the Moon.
Here we present a double-bill of these two remarkable avant-garde films.
Trip to the Moon was written during Lorca's time in New York in 1929-30 but not filmed until 1998, when conceptual artist, Frederic Amat (with choreography by Cesc Gelabert) realized a stunning reading of the screenplay with visual nods to Duchamp, Ernst, Man Ray and Magritte as well as Dalí and Buñuel.
For anyone interested in cinema's surrealistic past and its future possibilities, this extraordinary double bill is a must.
6pm | 8 July 2010 at the National Galleries
£4 (£3 conc.)
The screening will be followed by a talk with Professor Nigel Dennis, University of St. Andrews
From the Lorca on Film season, curated by Prof. Maria Delgado, Queen Mary.
Organised in collaboration with:
Un Chien Andalou
Dir Luis Buñuel
Scr Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí
with Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil and Jaume Miravitlles
France 1929 | 17min | Short
Viaje a la luna | Trip to the Moon
Dir Frederic Amat
Scr Federico García Lorca
with Cesc Gelabert
Spain 1998 | 20min | Short