Programme duration 82min
Curated by George Clark

In cinemas from 25 Jan 2008

Cinema has flirted with the fantastic since its origins, but the most potent and penetrating explorations of the unfathomable world of the unconscious can be found in artists' work. Essentials: Dreams collects together the mythic, the nightmarish and the psychedelic to present pioneering artists' wondrous visions, revealing cinema in all its magical intensity. Featuring celebrated and influential work by Luis Bu?±uel and Salvador Dal??, Lawrence Jordan, Jan Svankmajer, and Suzan Pitt.

Un Chien Andalou
Luis Bu?±uel, Salvador Dali
France, 1928

Les Jeux Des Anges
Walerian Borowczyk
France, 1964

Meshes Of The Afternoon
Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid
USA, 1943

Dimensions Of Dialogue
Jan Svankmajer
Czech Republic, 1982

Suzan Pitt
USA, 1979

Our Lady Of The Sphere
Lawrence Jordan
USA, 1969

Un Chien Andalou, Luis Bu?±uel, Salvador Dali, France 1928
Les Jeux Des Anges, Walerian Borowczyk, France 1964
Meshes Of The Afternoon, Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid, USA 1943
Dimensions Of Dialogue, Jan Svankmajer, Czech Republic 1982
Asparagus, Suzan Pitt, USA 1979
Our Lady Of The Sphere, Lawrence Jordan, USA 1969
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