“Breton and the Muse,” A Short Film

Breton and the Muse: A Midnight in Paris is an original short film produced by The Dalí Museum as part of its special exhibition “Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929.” The film imagines a conversation between Salvador Dalí’s wife and muse, Gala Dalí, and the founder of Surrealism, André Breton, during a tumultuous time for the movement. Debating the nature and needs of art and artists, the two explore the conflicts between thought and sensuality, life and politics, and freedom and control. The original screenplay was written by Roxanne Fay, and stars Fay, alongside Ned Averill-Snell and Alan Mohney Jr. For more information about the film, please email BretonMuseFilm@TheDali.org.

Breton and the Muse: A Midnight in Paris, a short film

Selected for screening by Sunscreen Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival and Worldfest Houston.

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About The Dalí Museum

The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of picturesque downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of over 2,400 Salvador Dalí works, including nearly 300 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, as well as more than 2,100 prints, photographs, posters, textiles, sculptures and objets d’art. The Museum’s nonprofit mission, to care for and share its collection locally and internationally, is grounded by a commitment to education and sustained by a culture of philanthropy.

The Dalí is recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating; has been deemed “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime” by AOL Travel News; and named one of the ten most interesting museums in the world by Architectural Digest. The building itself is a work of art, including a geodesic glass bubble, nicknamed The Enigma, featuring 1,062 triangular glass panels, a fitting tribute to Salvador Dalí’s legacy of innovation and transformation. Explore The Dalí anytime with the free Dalí Museum App, available on Google Play and in the App Store. The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.