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Luis Bunuel

Posted in 50 Directors Summary, Luis Bunuel on December 9, 2009 by Kanpoj K.

Luis Bunuel

He was born on 22 February, 1900, Calanda, Spain. He is a spanish film director. He studied at the University of Madrid where he met Salvador Dalí, a surrealist. He later made the famous Surrealist film Un chien andalou (1928). He moved to Mexico after working as a commercial producer in Spain and technical adviser in Hollywood.

In Mexico, he directed Los olvidados (1950) and Nazarín (1958). He later  returned to Spain and make Viridiana (1961). The film content was so strong that it was suppressed in Spain. However, the film received many good review internationally. He continued making strong content films such as Belle de jour (1967), Tristana (1970), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), and That Obscure Object of Desire (1977). He died on  July 29, 1983, Mexico City, Mex.)

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