Lecture & Film: Luis Buñuel // EL (1953)
»Buñu-ÉL: Autobiography of the Entomological Gaze«
Lecture by Dr. Javier Herrera-Navarro (Madrid)
Recording of the event on February 16, 2023 in the DFF cinema
ÉL is considered a strongly autobiographical film in Buñuel’s oeuvre. The film is based on a work by Spanish author Mercedes Pinto and tells the story of a rich man who is plagued by a growing and soon delusional distrust of his wife. With great poetic intensity, the filmmaker expresses his thoughts on the idea of human beings as social beings. In his lecture, Javier Herrera-Navarro will examine Buñuel’s perspective on the issue of jealousy in Spanish culture.
Javier Herrera-Navarro is Author of the Bücher Studies on Las Hurdes de Buñuel (2006) and Luis Buñuel in his archive: from Los olvidados a Viridiana (2015). Derzeit stellt er den ersten Band von Buñuel Lector fertig.
HE. Mexico 1953
A: Luis Bunuel