A Self-Portrait Only Salvador Dalí Could Make

Originally produced for a French television audience, this hour-long film portrait of Salvador Dalí details the dreamlike inspiration behind many of the surrealist’s best-known works. 

Set in Dalí’s hometown of Lligat, Spain, in 1970, the film takes the viewer on a kind of mystical tour of his subconscious creative process. Naturally he uses subliminal messages, optical illusions, and a blend of black & white and color film.

In a magic realist style, the film portrays the essence of Dalí’s vision in a narrated (by Orson Welles) and acted drama that sheds light on the intricate methodology of the visionary’s attitudes on art and life. He’s portrayed not as an absurdist, but a futurist.

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