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Buñuel, Luis (1900–1983) By Gerow, Aaron

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM944-1
Published: 09/05/2016
Retrieved: 30 May 2023, from


Luis Buñuel is the film director most often associated with Surrealism, although his own career spanned many genres, film industries, and nations. Born to a wealthy family in Aragon, he went to university in Madrid alongside such future artists as Salvador Dalí and Frederico García Lorca. His first film, the short Un Chien Andalou (1929), both inaugurated Buñuel’s long-standing concern with moments or events that cannot be explained or rationalized, and also inducted him into the Surrealist movement.

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Gerow, Aaron. "Buñuel, Luis (1900–1983)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 30 May. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM944-1

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