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The golden age [Opening Film]

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L’âge d’or // The golden age

Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Γαλλία/France, 1930, 75 ́, DCP, α/μ /b&w,

Χωρίς ήχο/Silent

In this second collaboration with Salvador Dali, after the Un Chien Andalou, Buñuel provoked an even bigger scandal than the previous time. Jesus Christ and ancient Rome, bishops, governors, ministers and the bourgeoisie, the same time they are corrupted they impede an amor fou. Even though it is not based so much of filmic experimentations, and in some ways it is in dialogue with Cecil De Mill’s historical dramas, the film, even today, defies every genre and convention, every civil and moral law. Under the influence of De Sade, Buñuel passed down to us a subversive surrealist film on the instincts of sex and death.

Luis Buñuel // The Spanish director Luis Buñuel (1900-1983) is considered the father of surrealist cinema. However he directed experimental film, documentary, melodrama, satire, musical, erotica, comedy, romance, costume drama, fantasy, crime film, adventure, and western. Despite the fact that the surrealist element is always there, all of his films stand out for their distinct Bunuelian style.

Σκηνοθεσία/Direction Luis Buñuel
Σενάριο/Screenplay Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí
Φωτογραφία/Cinematography Albert Duverger
Μοντάζ/Editing Luis Buñuel
Ηθοποιοί/Cast Lya Lys, Gaston Modot, Max Ernst, Caridad de Laberdesque
Μουσική/Music Georges Van Parys
Παραγωγή/Production Charles de Noailles, Marie-Laure de Noailles
Αποκατάσταση/Restoration Restored in 2019 in 4K by Cinémathèque française, Centre Pompidou and MNAM-CCI/Service du cinéma expérimental with funding provided by Pathé and Maison de Champagne Piper-Heidsieck at Hiventy (image) and L.E. Diapason (sound) laboratories
Πηγή κόπιας/Print source Cinémathèque française


The 10th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.