The 10 Best Shorts in Surrealism from the opinion of a 22 year old surrealistby KafkaArtist | created - 01 Apr 2011 | updated - 13 Nov 2011 | Public
Short, sweet, and imaginative, the following shorts are some of the most important films of the 20th century.
1. 10/65: Selbstverstümmelung (1965)
5 min | Short, Drama
1965 action of Vienna Actionist artist Günter Brus shot and edited by Kurt Kren. Structuralist film theory emphasizes how films convey meaning through the use of codes and conventions not ... See full summary »
2. Simón del desierto (1965)
Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.
5. Fireworks (1947)
20 min | Short, Drama, Horror
Depicts a dream sequence about the brutal rape and torture of Anger himself (as a teenager) by a group of sailors on the street (after trying to pick one of them up).
6. Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928)
6 min | Short
Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine.
The film is quite tame with its everyday household prop use. Nevertheless, its quite an entertaining and imaginative Dada film from the late 1920's that's well worth 6 minutes of your time.
7. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
14 min | Short
A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.
8. Meikyû-tan (1975)
16 min | Short
Two men carry a portal door which leads to different realms.
Music is entrancing.
9. A Song of Love (1950)
Not Rated | 26 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance
Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.