Luis Bunuel

Surreal Film Director

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MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Became well known with his first film Un Chien Andalou (1929), which was 17 minutes long and included shocking imagery
  • Directed Los Olvidados (1950) in Mexico, winning the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival
  • After his last film, That Obscure Object of Desire (1977), he wrote an autobiography

Life In Paris

  • Moved to Paris in 1925 to enter the film making business
  • Started out working as an assistant film director to Jean Epstein
  • Created a sensation in Paris with his own first movie which was different than the traditional natural and literal feel of movies
  • His six years in Paris served as the foundation of his career as film director.