Un chien andalou, 1929, Luis Buñuel


Subversion and the Perception of the World

Age 16 plus
Surrealism is one of the 20th century’s main avant-garde currents. Eminently political, it is essentially a theory of perception. Established ideas should be exploded and new approaches to the world, truth, being human and society discovered. We will look at and discuss films that have tried to carry out this research. These run the gamut from subversive storytelling strategies to studies in perception beyond narrative as well as scientific films that only reveal their subversive potential upon closer examination. (S.H.)

Presented by Film Museum staff member Stefan Huber