"There is no other way than that of rebellion in a world that is in such a mess."
The best known cinematic surrealist, Buñuel worked with Salvador Dali on two of the most iconic films of the movement: slicing up eyeballs in Un Chien Andalou and puncturing bourgeois restraint in L’Age d’Or .
While famously associated with this milieu, Buñuel's films spanned five decades and an array of genres. However, all are infused with that unique, ideosyncratic sense of Buñuel-ness which makes his work such compelling, beguiling viewing.
Driving this addictive energy is Buñuel's radical politics, always gleefully railing at entitled middle class conservatism and the hypocrisy of The Church.
Here's a handy newcomers' guide to his incendiary career.