Bunuelesque Movie Theatre

concept for short animation movie

2019 (work in progress)

A surreal cinema with two adjacent screening halls, both facing one and the same screen. In the middle of the film the screen is retracted and the two audiences face each other.

In a scene of Bunuel’s film “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeosie” a group of people is invited to a dinner but instead is exposed to a theatre audience.

Now in my “Bunuelesque Movie Theatre” an audience watching a movie is suddenly exposed to another audience. All of a sudden we are the actors. I am removing the 4th wall literally and not only symbolically as we have seen it many times before whenever actors seem to look/speak to the camera/audience.