Czech New Wave Cinema – which peaked during the 1960s and early 1970s – offered a mosaic of sociopolitical commentary which blended the political and the personal with the surreal and the…
In Manifesto of Surrealism, André Breton defined cinema as ‘Three cheers for darkened rooms!’ There is a dreamlike quality to cinema watching experience itself. When an adventurer enters the darkened room and encounters a series of flickering images that projects dazzling visions of life, surrounded by complete strangers, the experience of cinema can be equated with that of dream. What moviegoers seek from cinema is the experience of otherness. Movie watching is and will always be a mystical ritual that teeters on the edge of reality. This strange analogy between film viewing and dream state is the foundation of surrealist cinema.
That caterpillar called poetry
Hiding behind the book of biology
Shaken by tremor of emotions
Rejected the world of underwear
To become what he had always been
Un Chien Andalou by Luis Buñuel is probably the most over-analysed film in the history of cinema. Here are 10 interesting facts about Un Chien Andalou.