BUÑUEL AND THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES
SERVICES | FEATURE FILM
DURATION | 86'
LANGUAGE | Spanish
TECHNIQUE | 2D Animation
SCREENPLAY | Eligio Montero, Salvador Simó
DIRECTION | Salvador Simó
ART CONCEPT | José Luis Ágreda
INBETWEEN, CLEAN UP | Sardinha em lata
PRODUCTION | Sygnatia, The Glow, Submarine, The Glow animation Studio, Hampa, Telemadrid, Canal Extremadura TV
YEAR | 2018
In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master surrealist filmmaker, Buñuel and the Labyrinth of the Turtles tells the true story of how Buñuel made his second movie. Paris, 1930. Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel are main figures of the Surrealist movement, but Buñuel is left penniless after a scandal surrounding his first film L’Age d’Or. However, his good friend, the sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket with the promise that, if he wins, he will pay for his next film. Incredibly, luck is on their side, the ticket is a winner and so they set out to make the movie. Both a buddy adventure and fascinating episode of cinematic history, Buñuel and the Labyrinth of the Turtlesutilizes 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.