Leonora Carrington y el juego surrealista

de Javier Martin Dominguez



Leonora Carrington, the last surrealist, passed away in 2011. This documentary tells her story, one of a woman hungry for freedom, who escaped from a strict London to Paris with Max Ernst. It was the first big leap of an eventful, risky and passionate biography that jumps from one continent to another and journeys through historic events and artistic movements. All of this is reflected, under an oneiric cloak, in an artistic work that travels through painting, literature (the powerful text Memories from Below, inspired by her stay at a psychiatric hospital in Santander) or cinema, where she worked as an art director.


Javier Martin Dominguez

Director and journalist, he studied film in New York. He has made shows for television and documentaries, among them Mapas de agua y arena. Las vidas de Jane y Paul Bowles (91), and was secretary general of Televisión Española TVE. He was also the director of Seville’s European Film Festival from 2008 to 2011

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Noves Visions - No Ficció
Original language: English, Spanish