Arthouse Cinema: BUÑUEL IN THE LABRYINTH OF THE TURTLES
In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master surrealist filmmaker, BUÑUEL IN THE LABRYINTH 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.
Winner of the Jury Prize at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, this animated feature tells the true story behind a fascinating episode in cinematic history, utilizing sensitive performances as well as excerpts from Buñuel’s filmography to present a deeply affecting and humanistic portrait of an artist hunting for his purpose.