L’Age d’Or

More than 80 years on, this masterpiece of cinematic surrealism remains as brilliantly witty and shocking as ever.

“… a divine orgy” (Henry Miller)

“Perfection in free cinematic expression.” (Ado Kyrou)

More than 80 years on, this masterpiece of cinematic surrealism remains as brilliantly witty and shocking as ever. Uniting the genius of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali, L’Age d’Or is a uniquely savage blend of visual poetry and social commentary. A sinister yet poignant chronicle of a couple’s struggle to consummate their desire – the film was banned and vilified for many years for its subversive eroticism and furious dissection of ‘civilised’ values.

Special features

  • Selected scenes commentary by Robert Short.
  • Un Chien Andalou (1929, 16 min) is presented with a choice of three audio tracks: 1960 ‘Tango’ score; newly commissioned Mordant Music score; Robert Short commentary.
  • A Proposito de Bunuel (2000, 99 min DVD only): documentary on Luis Bunuel by Jose Luis Lopez-Linares and Javier Rioyo.
  • Filmed introduction by Robert Short (25 min DVD only).

Product information

    • Certificate

      15

    • Colour

      Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      63mins

    • Languages

      French

    • Subtitles

      English

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.33:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIB1059

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