Un Chien Andalou

Un Chien Andalou ★★★★

Buñuel's and Dalí's late 20s masterwork is a sort of hypnagogic whirlpool of visual motifs and symbols - severed hands, marching ants, nude bodies, authority figures, and death itself. Rightly heralded as an excellent depiction of surrealism, and I think it's best understood as a document of Catholic repression with its strong notes of guilt and fear of sexuality, sexual impotency and castration. The most Freudian film this side of Psycho.

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