Jean Mitry. Historia del cine experimental. Films de caracter onírico o surrealista.

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2. Opiumsdrømmen (1914)

The first Danish film that was totally banned by the Danish censorship.

Director: Holger-Madsen | Stars: Philip Bech, Oluf Billesborg, Alf Blütecher, Aage Hertel

7. Fait-divers (1923)


A story of a love trio, an adultery, an expression of jealousy and the desire to murder without the help of titles, by the combination of images, their associations, editing, tricks, overprints, idling, and acceleration.

Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: Louise Lara, Antonin Artaud, Roland Barthes

Votes: 24

8. The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928)

28 min | Short

Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own eroticism.

Director: Germaine Dulac | Stars: Alex Allin, Genica Athanasiou, Lucien Bataille

Votes: 1,606

9. Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present 17 minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí

Votes: 42,770

10. The Love of Zero (1928)

15 min | Short

While playing his trombone one Sunday, the enthusiastic Zero sees Beatrix and falls in love. He returns the next week to express his feelings, and it's mutual. Over the next few months, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Joseph Marievsky, Tamara Shavrova, Anielka Elter, Marco Elter

Votes: 223

12. L'Age d'Or (1930)

Not Rated | 63 min | Comedy, Drama

A surrealist tale of a man and a woman who are passionately in love with each other, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Caridad de Laberdesque, Max Ernst

Votes: 11,700 | Gross: $0.03M

13. The Blood of a Poet (1932)

Not Rated | 55 min | Fantasy

A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking. The artist tries to wipe it away with his hand, but when he looks... See full summary »

Director: Jean Cocteau | Stars: Enrique Rivero, Elizabeth Lee Miller, Pauline Carton, Odette Talazac

Votes: 5,249

14. Zero for Conduct (1933)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis Lefebvre, Du Verron

Votes: 7,079

15. L'affaire est dans le sac (1932)

45 min | Comedy

Benjamin Déboisé, a hatter, his salesman and a young man want to kidnap an American millionaire, put him in a bag and hold him to ransom. But they make a mistake: the fellow they find in ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Prévert | Stars: Julien Carette, Anthony Gildès, Etienne Decroux, Jean-Paul Le Chanois

Votes: 73

16. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery

A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

Directors: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid | Stars: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid

Votes: 9,743

18. Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy

After learning how to look inside himself, a poetic bum sells people vivid dreams.

Director: Hans Richter | Stars: Jack Bittner, Libby Holman, Josh White, Norma Cazanjian

Votes: 727

19. ...och efter skymning kommer mörker (1947)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A man end up in a spiritual crisis when he discover a genetic mental disease in the family history.

Director: Rune Hagberg | Stars: Rune Hagberg, Ami Aaröe, John Wilhelm Hagberg, Christer Topelius

Votes: 14

20. Fragment of Seeking (1946)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama

A man seeks to find himself by exploring his sexuality.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Star: Curtis Harrington

Votes: 91

21. Fireworks (1949)

20 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Depicts a dream sequence about the brutal rape and torture of Anger himself (as a teenager) by a group of sailors on the street (after trying to pick one of them up).

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Gordon Gray, Bill Seltzer

Votes: 2,081

22. Meditation on Violence (1949)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short

The setting with the low walls and river views is located in a private area of The Cloisters museum.

Director: Maya Deren | Star: Chao Li Chi

Votes: 810

23. The Pleasure Garden (1953)

38 min | Short, Comedy

People quietly or campily pass the time in an overgrown garden full of statues, while a puritanical, funereal gentleman posts bills prohibiting all leisure activities.

Director: James Broughton | Stars: Jean Anderson, Lindsay Anderson, Maxine Audley, Jill Bennett

Votes: 129

24. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)

38 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

A Slavonic Mass by Leos Janácek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome. Aphrodite, Lilith, Isis, Kali, Astarte, Nero, Pan, and ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Samson De Brier, Marjorie Cameron, Joan Whitney, Katy Kadell

Votes: 1,640

26. The Illiac Passion (1967)

90 min | Drama

Prometheus engages in repeated scenes of bisexuality in this independent feature from the New York underground.

Director: Gregory J. Markopoulos | Stars: Richard Beauvais, David Beauvais, Robert Alvarez, Taylor Mead

Votes: 23

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