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Using a melange of strange and unrelated images, this surrealistic film about two lovers who mock convention and the society intent on preventing them from satisfying their desire is a statement by Buñuel on the nature of the bourgeoisie, the Church and the police.
Dr. Constance Petersen is a psychiatrist with a firm understanding of human nature - or so she thinks. That is until the mysterious Dr. Anthony Edwardes becomes the new chief of staff at the Green Manors Mental Asylum...
Call Number: Hatfield Library Featured DVDs PN1995.9.C55 M367 2011
A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better. Includes Dalí!
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S87 B48 2002
A young man finds a severed ear whose trail leads him to a detective's daughter and a mesmerizing beauty in this surreal journey that peeks through the windows and over the well-trimmed hedges of a small town, discovering murder, mystery and perversion.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.E96 U67 2005
This seven-disc collection contains 155 avant-garde films, revealing hitherto unknown accomplishments of American filmmakers working in the United States and abroad from the invention of cinema until World War II.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.9.S5 S65 1980
Two famous short films by Dulac, both pioneering examples of surrealistic film. The first based on the play by Denys Amiel. In the second film, a clergyman, committed by his calling to celibacy but in love with a romantic beauty, is afflicted by sexual torments he is unable to resolve. The surrealist film is composed of a series of episodes using Freudian imagery to express the clergyman's mental anguish.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.F7 T3 2000
In his last film Cocteau portrays an 18th century poet who travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. In a mysterious wasteland, he meets several symbolic phantoms that bring about his death and resurrection.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.F7 F237 2005
A perverse, playfully absurd comedy that compiles many of the illogical themes that preoccupied Bunuel through his career - from the hypocrisy of conventional morality to the arbitrariness of social arrangements.
a private cultural organization which, as stated in its bylaws, has the mission to promote, foster, explain, give prestige, protect and defend, both inside and outside the Spanish territory, the artistic, cultural and intellectual oeuvre of the painter.