BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES
[BUÑUEL EN EL LABERINTO DE LAS TORTUGAS]
In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master surrealist filmmaker, this animated drama tells the true story of how Luis Buñuel made his second movie, LAND WITHOUT BREAD. In 1930s Paris, Salvador Dalí and Buñuel are main figures of the Surrealist movement, but Buñuel is left penniless after a scandal surrounding his first film L'AGE D'OR. His good friend, the sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket with the promise that, if he wins, he will pay for Buñuel's next film. Incredibly, luck is on their side, the ticket is a winner and they set out to make the movie. Both a buddy adventure and a fascinating episode of cinematic history, BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES utilizes sensitive performances as well as excerpts of Buñuel's own footage from the production to present a deeply affecting and humanistic portrait of an artist hunting for his purpose. (Note courtesy of GKIDS.) Official Selection, 2018 Animation Is Film Festival; 2019 Miami, Guadalajara and Málaga film festivals. DIR/SCR Salvador Simó; SCR Eligio R. Montero; PROD Alex Cervantes, Manuel Cristóbal, Bruno Felix, Jose Maria Fernandez De Vega, Femke Wolting. Spain/Netherlands/Germany, 2018, color, 80 min. In Spanish and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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