Luis Buñuel

1900 (Calanda, Spain) – 1983 (Mexico City)

Dalí and Lorca were fellow-students and close friends, Dalí also a noted collaborator (each had only three seconds to agree or disagree an idea). Ernst and Aragon were good friends among Paris surrealists; Breton and Éluard took him to order a Sade novel (it never arrived). Ernst, Giacometti and Tanguy were revolutionary associates before Buñuel joined the communists, causing a vituperative break with Dalí as well as with Breton. He assisted Epstein, helped Ivens and Hemingway with permission to film in Spain, and  was introduced by Silberman to Carrière, his other great collaborator.