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IFI & IMMA: L’AGE D’OR & UN CHANT D’AMOUR

Luis Buñuel, Jean Genet

This film screened 23rd January 2016.

WHAT WE CALL LOVE: FROM SURREALISM TO NOW

PROGRAMME ONE: L’AGE D’OR & UN CHANT D’AMOUR

In a series of thematically linked vignettes, a couple’s attempts at consummating their relationship are continually thwarted by the bourgeois values and mores of their society. Collaborating with Salvador Dali, Luis Buñuel experimental feature, L’Age d’Or, is a classic of the surrealist movement.

A revolutionary vision of emancipation through sensuality, Genet’s only film, Un Chant d’Amour,  is a milestone in LGBT filmmaking.

A short talk introduces this film series in the context of the IMMA exhibition.

The IFI is delighted to partner with the Irish Museum of Modern Art on a programme of films selected to respond to the current exhibition, What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now, which explores how the notion of love has evolved through the 20th century. The films chosen reflect how the surrealist tradition has incorporated themes of love into their experimental works,  from the early days of cinema to the present.
N.B IMMA Members can avail of tickets at IFI Membership prices for both programmes and IFI ticket holders can avail of a discounted €5 price for the exhibition on the weekend of 23rd & 24th Jan.

For programme 2, Under the Skin click here

L’AGE D’OR: 63 mins, 1930, Black and White, 35mm UN CHANT D’AMOUR: 26 mins, 1950, Black and White, 35mm

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