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?
told Salvador Dalí
about a dream in which a cloud sliced the moon in half "like a razor blade slicing through an eye." Dalí responded that he'd dreamt about a hand crawling with ants. Out of these two dreams this film was born. See more
In 1983, a new version of the film was produced in Switzerland. Very slightly edited, this version contained a completely new soundtrack with music composed for the film by Mauricio Kagel. See more
Referenced in Videoclub
Performed by Vicente Alvarez
& 'Carlos Otero' See more