From his beginnings as a godfather of filmic Surrealism to his remarkably fertile exile in Mexico to his late-career renaissance as a titan of international cinema, Spanish-born director Luis Buñuel’s richly varied body of work reveals a consummate film-poet whose movies overflow with unforgettable, dreamlike images. Though he frequently courted controversy for his subversive razzing of religion and middle-class moral hypocrisy, at the heart of Buñuel’s cinema is a pure and unflagging sense of humanism.
Luis Buñuel’s early masterpiece is a raw portrait of disaffected Mexican youth.
A wannabe killer’s attempts at murder are repeatedly thwarted in this macabre comedy.
Luis Buñuel made a splash with these landmarks of cinematic surrealism.
Two radical and celebrated films from Luis Buñuel's early career.
A sexually deviant young woman turns a household upside down in this delirious melodrama.
This savagely sacrilegious masterpiece features some of Luis Buñuel’s most audacious set-pieces.
Catherine Deneuve stars in Luis Buñuel’s most explicit study of sadomasochism.
A wife’s affair has ruinous consequences in this shattering, ultra-rare melodrama.
Two transit workers embark on a surreal odyssey through Mexico City in a stolen streetcar.
A simple-minded strongman finds his political conscience in this sultry melodrama.
Luis Buñuel’s perverse, sacred-cow-skewering portrait of a husband gripped by jealousy.
Buñuel offers a revelatory take on the classic novel about a shipwrecked castaway.
This personal favorite of Buñuel’s is one of his most probing examinations of faith.
This neglected masterpiece is a scorching tale of sex and sin on an untamed island.