A month long look at the work of Luis BuÃ±uel who was born in the Aragon region of Spain. A student friend of Federico GarcÃa Lorca and Salvador DalÃ, he established his early reputation with the Surrealist classics Un Chien andalou and L'Age d'or.
In 1946 - following a period of relative obscurity - the chance to adapt a play by GarcÃa Lorca took BuÃ±uel to Mexico. The project fell through, but he spent the next 20 years there learning his craft as a film-maker.
Many of the films from this Mexican period stay within box-office conventions. Some, however - such as El, Archibaldo de la Cruz, and Nazarin - are major achievements, and all show evidence of BuÃ±uel's unique genius.