New animated film “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” tells the true story behind the creation of surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel‘s legendary documentary “Las Hurdes: Land Without Bread.”
The medium of animation makes for a terrific showcase for surrealist style and endless imaginative possibilities.
Written by Salvador Simó and Eligio Montero and directed by Simó, the film finds Buñuel in Paris in 1930, penniless after a scandal surrounding his film “L’Age d’Or.”
Against impossible odds, a friend of Buñuel’s wins the lottery and offers to finance his second film, an ambitious documentary on the Las Hurdes region in Spain.
The animated feature aims to present a tale of one of film’s most iconic artists struggling to find his purpose.
“Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” opens tomorrow in New York and Los Angeles.
Read the story at Collider.
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