Luis Buñuel Portolés ( (22 February 1900 – 29 July 1983) was a Spanish-born filmmaker who acquired Mexican citizenship and worked in Mexico, France, and also in his native Spain and the United States. He is considered one of Spain's finest directors, and also a significant director in the history of cinema.
Buñuel's films were famous for their surreal imagery. He never promoted his work. In one interview about The Exterminating Angel , Buñuel gave facetious answers; for example, when asked about the presence of a bear in the socialites' house, Buñuel claimed it was because he liked bears. Similarly, the several repeated scenes in the film were explained as having been put there to increase the running time, etc.
"Thank God I'm an atheist:"
The surrealistic cinema of Luis Bunuel
senses of cinema