BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES

In Paris in 1930, Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel were main figures of the Surrealist movement, but Buñuel was left penniless after a scandal surrounding his first film L’Age d’Or. BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES tells the true story of how Buñuel made his second film using the lottery winnings of his good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín. Both a buddy adventure and fascinating episode of cinematic history, Salvador Simó’s animated portrayal includes excerpts of Buñuel’s own footage from the production to present a deeply affecting and humanistic portrait of an artist hunting for his purpose.

In French and Spanish with English subtitles

2018, Spain, 77 minutes, Directed by Salvador Simó