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The Past

Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel was one of the greatest Spanish geniuses of the 20th century. Buñuel’s lifetime career can be split into several different stages: his early years with Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca, his surrealist phase in Paris, the exile in Mexico, starting in 1946, where he created some of his most significant works, and finally the return to Europe and his filmmaking period in France and Spain. Buñuel’s films oscillate between dreams and reality. They portray brutal, hypocritical and unjust society, they criticise the bending of moral boundaries, but first and foremost, they depict uniquely designed meditations on the reality of dreams.