A surreal eye opener - The New Indian Express

A surreal eye opener

  • Photographs about the life and films of Luis Bunuel hang in the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)
  • The passport of Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel hangs at an exhibit inside the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. The father of surrealist cinema, lived in the simple, gated house over the last 30 years of his life after settling in Mexico as an exile from post-civil war Spain.(AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)
  • Photographs about the life and films of Luis Bunuel sit on exhibit at the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. Spanish government, which bought the house from Bunuel’s family, has opened the house to a public long fascinated with his work. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)
  • Photographs about life and films of Luis Bunuel hang at the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)
  • Bunuel never imagined his house as a representation of his work, unlike Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s Southern California home, which is filled with images of the monsters and heroes of his films. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)
  • For a man who assaulted moviegoers with such shots as an ant-infested hand, an eyeball sliced open with a straight razor, and elegant dinners sitting on toilets, Bunuel enjoyed a surprisingly genteel life here. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)
  • His Hollywood contemporaries, including directors Alfred Hitchcock and George Cukor, admired the freedom and creativity with which he turned out his 32 films. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)
  • In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, a photograph of Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel hangs in the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

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