Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Max Ernst, Pierre Prévert,
The film perhaps most identified with the Surrealist movement, L’age d’or was described on its release as a “desperate pursuit of a wonderful love across the ferocious and cunning snares of social life” (Jean-Paul Dreyfus). Luis Buñuel himself reflected, “L’age d’or is the only film in my career conceived and created in a state of euphoria and enthusiasm, of vertigo for overthrowing things and deliberate seeking of scandal, dedicated to attacking the representatives of ‘order’ and ridiculing their ‘eternal’ principles. The period called for such a spirit.”
À propos de Nice
Jean Vigo, France, 1930
“The final spasms of a society that has let itself go to the point of making you so sick that it will inspire you to become part of a revolutionary solution” (Vigo).