Themerson, Stefan and Franciszka.
Film artystyczny- Film artistique – The artistic film. Issue 2.
Pages 35- 90 with illustrations in text and on plates.
24 x 17 cm. Original illustradet wrappers.
The only Polish avantgarde film magazine „Film artystyczny“ nr 2 (of 2).
In 1936 and 1937 Stefan and Franciszka Themersons visited Paris, then the centre of the world for avant-garde art, and London, meeting Moholy-Nagy and other experimental artists and arranged first screenings of French and English avant-garde films on their return to Warsaw. They also founded a review „Film Artistique“, Stefan as editor, Franciszka as artistic editor (the journal of the film-makers' co-operative). Two issues were published, one on the French avant-garde, one on recent English film. A third issue, on the Polish Avant-garde, was planned but remained unpublished when, in the winter of 1937-38 they moved to Paris.
Contains, among other things, a contribution to the film "Un Chien Andalou". An Andalusian Dog is a 1929 silent surrealist short film by the Spanish director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí. It was Buñuel's first film and was initially released in 1929 with a limited showing at Studio des Ursulines in Paris, but became popular and ran for eight months.
Un Chien Andalou has no plot in the conventional sense of the word. The chronology of the film is disjointed, jumping from the initial "once upon a time" to "eight years later" without the events or characters changing very much. It uses dream logic in narrative flow that can be described in terms of then-popular Freudian free association, presenting a series of tenuously related scenes.