In 1929 Dali and Bunuel produced a seventeen-minute film 'Un chien andalou'. Its script is said to be based on two dream images - a woman's eye slit by a razor, ants emerging from a hole in a man's hand, and the film shocked audiences. It continues to provoke, attract and alienate its viewers - and to influence filmmakers. Elza Adamowicz's critical guide to this enigmatic work takes new approaches to the film. It reviews, for example, its openness to so many readings and interpretations; it reassesses Dali and Bunuel's account of the film as a model surrealist work and its reception by the surrealist group, and examines both the unresolved tensions within the film itself and the role of the viewer, as detective or dreamer?