Added by on 2014-10-06


Short / Drama (1929) 16 minutes ~ Black & White


In a dream-like sequence, a woman’s eye is slit open–juxtaposed with a similarly shaped cloud obsucuring the moon moving in the same direction as the knife through the eye–to grab the audience’s attention. The French phrase “ants in the palms,” (which means that someone is “itching” to kill) is shown literally. A man pulls a piano along with the tablets of the Ten Commandments and a dead donkey towards the woman he’s itching to kill. A shot of differently striped objects is repeatedly used to connect scenes.

Director: Luis Buñuel

Writers: Salvador Dalí (scenario), Luis Buñuel (scenario)

Stars: Pierre Batcheff and Simone Mareuil


Drama, Short