Salvador Dalí 1904-1989
Salvador Dalí - Arena (1986)
This documentary chronicles the life of Salvador Dali, and is probably the most informative and comprehensive film on the subject. It contains rare footage of Dali, as well as interviews with him, which creates an in-depth journey through the various episodes of his career. All in all, a very personal portrait of the artist is rendered in this film. After opening with a terrific interview portion where Dali speaks of the masters, the film uncovers Dali’s early years, family life, art education, his inclusion in the French Surrealist scene, his expulsion from said scene, and his nearly life-long muse, Gala.