Luis Buñuel


Born
in Calanda, Spain
February 22, 1900

Died
July 29, 1983

Genre

Influences


Surrealist film director. He was born in Calanda, in Aragón province. When 17, he moved to Madrid to study history at the university. He joined to the student's residency, where he later met Salvador Dalí and Federico Garcia Lorca. After finishing his studies, he moved to Paris, where he learned how to direct films from French silent cinema masters.

Influenced by Fritz Lang, he decided to direct his own films. By this time he was also influenced by Surrealism and the Marquis de Sade.

Dalí wrote a script for a very shocking film, 'Un chien andalou', that was quite an event in french intellectual world. This success catched the attention from vicount Charles Noialles, very intersted in arts, who paid his next film: l'Age d'or. This film was a
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Viridiana

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“Thank God I'm an atheist!”
Luis Bunuel

“You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all... Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it we are nothing.”
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“Sometimes, watching a movie is a bit like being raped.”
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