This documentary is the account of a trajectory, traversing three Canary Islands, areas Isabelle Dierickx is familiar with by now. The pretext and the guideline of the round trip – as a homecoming – is an exploration for a lost copy of Bunuel’s ‘L’âge d’or’, which was apparently buried in Gran Canaria after a vehemently contested and banned exhibition on surrealism, during the beginning of the Spanish civil war. During the investigation, however, the “unholy” grace of the island also rears its ugly head, the inclination of the inhabitants and communities to alienate themselves from realism, as if they were enchanted by the surreal masterpiece, located somewhere underneath their feet; a spell, nevertheless, in strong contrast with the incarnation of a chaotic brand of tourism.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project

  • Format Digital Betacam(Digital Betacam)
  • Color system PAL
  • Color col. and b&w
  • Year 2004
  • Duration 01:30:00
  • Languageinfo
    Subtitles: French
    Spoken: Spanglish, French
  • Artists