Salvador Dalí – In Search of Immortality

 

An exhaustive documentary exploring the life and work of Salvador Dalí, and that of his muse Gala, from the height of his surrealist powers in 1929 to his death in 1989. Available from the 1st of January to December the 31st of 2019, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique art documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Poland.

It starts in 1929, a crucial year in Dalí’s career and life, as he joined the surrealist group and met Gala, and advances until the year of the artist’s death in 23 January 1989. In all this vital and artistic journey, Dalí’s favorite places, especially Portlligat, stand out as the only stable home-workshops he possesses; Figueres, his hometown, where he creates his Dalí Theater-Museum, and Púbol, where the Castle is, exponent of courtly love, which Dalí gives to Gala. But naturally other cities, especially Paris and New York are also central.

It is worth noting the numerous documentary contributions that help us get closer to this unique painter of art history, who already has a place among great masters. Contemplating Salvador Dalí himself, Gala, a tour of his creations, approaching and distancing from his family, all through images and documents, some of them unpublished, brings us closer to a painter who has managed to create a character that is a work of art itself. With this documentary we can go beyond the character and approach the painter and the man, and the spaces conceived by him that have helped to shape his immortality, the immortality of a genius.

Production information

Directed by David Pujol
Produced by Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí
Production year: 2018
Release date: January 2019 (30th Anniversary of Dalí’s death), available until December 2019
Territory rights: HU, SK, CZ, RO, PL
Run time: 105 min
Format: 2K DCP
Language: original (Spanish)
Subtitles: local subtitles