This week on Zach on Film, Zach is out, but he’s providing a commentary track to Un Chien Andalou.
Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) is a 1928 silent surrealist short film by the Spanish director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí. It was Buñuel’s first film and was initially released in 1928 with a limited showing at Studio des Ursulines in Paris, but became popular and ran for eight months.
The film has no plot in the conventional sense of the word. The chronology of the film is disjointed, jumping from the initial “once upon a time” to “eight years later” without the events or characters changing very much. It uses dream logic in narrative flow that can be described in terms of then-popular Freudian free association, presenting a series of tenuously related scenes.
Play the first video… first. Zach will tell you when to press play on the second video.