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Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel (February 22, 1900 - July 29, 1983 Mexico City of liver cirrhosis) was a surrealist filmmaker and director whose most famous works include:

Buñuel had a strict Jesuit education and went to university in Madrid. He was a very close friend of Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca, among other important Spanish artists that were living in the Residencia de Estudiantes . After that, he moved to Paris to do film-related work. His first movie, Un Chien Andalou (1929), put him into film history due to its shocking imagery, such as the slicing of a woman's eyeball.

He continued using this surreal imagery that found fertile ground in Mexico, famous are his scenes where chickens populate nightmares, women grow beards and aspiring saints are desiried by luscious women.

He married Jeanne Rucar in 1925. Buñuel became a Mexican citizen in 1948. His sons are film-maker Rafael Buñuel and Juan Luis Buñuel .

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