restricted access Manifesto of the Surrealists Concerning L’Age d’or (France, 1930)

One of the most extensive surrealist manifestos on the cinema, this text lays out the goals of Buñuel’s L’âge d’or, which was quickly banned upon its release. The Surrealist Group argues that the fi lm is psychoanalytic and explicitly explores the link Freud claims there is between sexuality and death. The manifesto also echoes the ideas raised in the Surrealist Group’s “Hands Off Love,” on the divorce of Charlie Chaplin from Lita Grey in 1927 (see “Hands Off Love” in chap. 5 of this volume).