El camino freudiano en la interpretación de los sueños de Luis Buñuel
In his memoirs, Luis Buñuel rejects the interpretation of his films through the lens of the theories of Sigmund Freud, stressing their unsatisfactory ability to encompass the vast symbolic horizon of his artistic body of work. The aim of this article is to prove that despite the director’s reluctance to the Freudian-based interpretation, it is, in fact, fertile ground for an in-depth and logical analysis of his pictures. The comparison of Freud’s particular theories with oneiric motifs present across all periods of Buñuel’s work reveals a wide spectrum of relations between dream, surrealism, and Freud’s theories. Furthermore, such interpretation facilitates the proper understanding of the development of the protagonists as well as the understanding of the told stories.