The Last Script – Remembering Luis Buñuel

(El último guión – Luis Buñuel en la memoria / Das letzte Drehbuch – Erinnerungen an Luis Buñuel)

A documentary directed by Gaizka Urresti & Javier Espada

With Jean Claude Carrière & Juan Luis Buñuel

Spain/Germany/Mexico/France 2008
85 min., HD/35mm, color, Span. OV with German & English subtitles

Produced by Imval Producciones in coproduction with CreAcción (Spain), Mil Colores Media (Germany), Cinefusión/Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico), Fondivina Films (France) in collaboration with Aragón Television, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ZDF/3sat, Gobierno de Aragón, Junta de Castilla de la Mancha, Programa Ibermedia, ICAA and supported by Centro Buñuel de Calanda (CBC), Filmoteca Española and Filmoteca Valenciana (IVAC)

Jean-Claude Carrière - scriptwriter and friend - and Juan Luis Buñuel - son and artist - travel to the places in Spain, France, Mexico and the US which were important for the life and imaginary of Luis Buñuel (1900-1983) and recount his visions as well as his private and professional life. An outstanding portrait of one of the most fascinating and universal personalities and artists of the 20th century, with unpublished fotos and footage material.

The film approaches the life and works of the great director biographically and in an unconventional way: Two of his closest confidants and the best living contemporary witnesses of Buñuel, the famous script writer and Buñuel's longtime collaborator Jean-Claude Carrière as well as Buñuel’s son, himself filmmaker and artist Juan Luis Buñuel, travel on the tracks of the Spanish director. At the places in Spain, France, Mexico and the US which shaped Buñuel’s life, they remember the colleague and father by talking about his modus operandi, his notions of the world and about private moments. Alternating with footage material and unpublished photos, their stories create an individual and personal portrait of one of the most fascinating personalities and artists of the 20th century.