Screening: Surrealism (2012)

In 1924 André Breton published the “Surrealist Manifesto”, a written constitution of a movement which drew on Sigmund Freud’s psychoanlaysis, espousing a higher reality of the subconscious and a world of dreams. Directed by Reiner E. Moritz, this documentary zooms in on five selected masterpieces by artists of this movement, who gave form to ideas in their own unique way – from Joan Miró’s world of symbolism and colour to Yves Tanguy’s ‘landscape of the soul’ and Salvador Dali’s tangible dreamscapes. Other artists featured in the film include Man Ray and Paul Delvaux.