BUNUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES (preceded by VACA)

Luis Buñuel, the most iconic and provocative Spanish filmmaker of all time, pushed conventional boundaries from the very start of his career. Censors and outraged conservatives threatened to block him from making films when he had scarcely begun; but Buñuel’s mighty voice was not a talent that could be silenced. In 1933, he travelled to a remote rural area of Spain to make an infamous short documentary, “Las Hurdes”, aka “Land Without Bread”, capturing the customs of a people who lived in a land that time had forgotten - banned upon release by the Spanish government. Much has been made of the production of “Las Hurdes”, but nothing has come close to capturing the essence of Buñuel’s life and work during that period as Salvador Simó’s astonishing new film, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, a wonderfully crafted adult animated feature. Simó skillfully narrates this period in Buñuel’s life as he mixes known biographical details, dreams, childhood memories, and failed relationships in a colorful, surreal,

  • Jorge Usón, Fernando Ramos, Luis Enrique de Tomás, Cyril Corral
  • Salvador Simo
  • Eligio Montero, Salvador Simo
  • 90 minutes
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