L' Âge d’or
Dir. Luis Buñuel
France-Spain 1930 | Black & white | 62 mins | Cert 15 | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Romance
Cast: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys
Alongside Un Chien andalou, L' Âge d’or is the acknowledged Surrealist classic, a sinister and strangely poignant chronicle of a couple’s struggles to consummate their frenzied desire in the face of a stream of obstacles from bourgeois society and the Church. The film was banned and vilified for many years, becoming justly legendary for its subversive eroticism and its furious dissection of ‘civilised’ values.
Available on: DVD, 35mm
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