La Coquille et le Clergyman (1926, Germaine Dulac)
The Seashell and the Clergyman (French: La Coquille et le clergyman) is considered by many to be the first surrealist film. It was directed by Germaine Dulac, from an original scenario by Antonin Artaud, and premiered in Paris on 9 February 1928. The film follows the erotic hallucinations of a priest lusting after the wife of a general.
Director: Germaine Dulac Writer: Antonin Artaud Stars: Alex Allin, Genica Athanasiou and Lucien Bataille