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'Casa Bunuel' Opens To Public In Mexico City
Luis Bunuel, known as the father of surrealist cinema, lived in the simple, gated house over the last 30 years of his life after settling in Mexico as an exile from post-civil war Spain.
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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, photographs about the life and films of Luis Bunuel hang in the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. Luis Bunuel, known as the father of surrealist cinema, lived in the simple, gated house over the last 30 years of his life after settling in Mexico as an exile from post-civil war Spain. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, a photograph of Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel hangs at the entrance of "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. The Spanish government has opened this house after restoring the facade and conditioning the interiors. Now, the Spanish government, which bought the house from Bunuels family, has opened the house to a public long fascinated with his work. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, the "Casa Bunuel" stands in Mexico City. Down a narrow, dead-end street in a middle-class neighborhood of Mexico City, a three-story brick house with white window frames gives up no hint of the bizarre, even shocking images that were dreamed up inside. Luis Bunuel, known as the father of surrealist cinema, lived in the simple, gated house over the last 30 years of his life after settling in Mexico as an exile from post-civil war Spain. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, photographs about the life and films of Luis Bunuel hang at the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. Critics still regard Bunuel as one of cinemas greatest directors with movies such as "LAge dOr" and "That Obscure Object of Desire" pushing the boundaries of both taste and narrative. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, photographs about the life and films of Luis Bunuel hang at an exhibit inside the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. For a man who assaulted moviegoers with such shots as an ant-infested hand, an eyeball sliced open with a straight razor, and elegant dinners sitting on toilets, Bunuel enjoyed a surprisingly genteel life here. Now, the Spanish government, which bought the house from Bunuels family, has opened the house to a public long fascinated with his work. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, photographs about life and films of Luis Bunuel hang at the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. The plan is to turn the building into a meeting place for Spanish and Mexican moviemakers, with workshops and occasional exhibits staged to celebrate Spanish-language cinema. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, a poster of the movie "Los Olvidados" hangs on the wall at the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. Despite that colorful legacy, Bunuels home is being presented as simply as the director left it, and not with the museum treatment given to the much-visited Mexico City abodes of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky and surrealist painter Frida Kahlo. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, photographs about the life and films of Luis Bunuel sit on exhibit at the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. Bunuel's work continues to inspire filmmakers more than 80 years after he launched his career. Director Woody Allen even had Owen Wilsons character in the 2011 film Midnight in Paris meet a young Bunuel and suggest the plot of The Exterminating Angel, in which guests are trapped in a room for no apparent reason after an elegant dinner party. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, photographs about the life and films of Luis Bunuel hang at the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. Despite that colorful legacy, Bunuels home is being presented as simply as the director left it, and not with the museum treatment given to the much-visited Mexico City abodes of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky and surrealist painter Frida Kahlo. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, photographs about the life and films of Luis Bunuel are on exhibit at the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. Luis Bunuel, known as the father of surrealist cinema, lived in the simple, gated house over the last 30 years of his life after settling in Mexico as an exile from post-civil war Spain. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, photographs about the life and films of Luis Bunuel hang at the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. Bunuel never imagined his house as a representation of his work, unlike Mexican director Guillermo del Toros Southern California home, which is filled with images of the monsters and heroes of his films. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, a photograph of Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel hangs in the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. His Hollywood contemporaries, including directors Alfred Hitchcock and George Cukor, admired the freedom and creativity with which he turned out his 32 films. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, photographs about the life and films of Luis Bunuel hang in the "Casa Bunuel" in Mexico City. His Hollywood contemporaries, including directors Alfred Hitchcock and George Cukor, admired the freedom and creativity with which he turned out his 32 films. (AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez)

'Casa Bunuel' Opens To Public In Mexico City

Luis Bunuel, known as the father of surrealist cinema, lived in the simple, gated house over the last 30 years of his life after settling in Mexico as an exile from post-civil war Spain.

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