Buñuel in the labyrinth of the turtles


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Buñuel in the labyrinth of the turtles, is a story in reality surpasses fiction, Buñuel and The labyrinth of the turtles tells the story of how Luis Buñuel shot his second film, the documentary Las Hurdes, land without bread. Paris, 1930. Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel are the main figures of the surrealist movement, but Buñuel sees all the doors close after the scandalous premiere of The Golden Age, his first film. However, his good friend, the sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket with the crazy promise that, if he wins, he will pay for the documentary that his friend wants to shoot about Las Hurdes, one of the poorest and most forgotten regions of Spain. Incredibly, luck is on your side, the ticket wins the Christmas Lottery and your friend keeps his promise. A beautiful story of friendship, a fascinating episode in the history of cinema and a trip where Luis becomes Buñuel.


Year: 2018

Runtime: 77 min

Category: (NC-17)

Genre: Biographical, Drama

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

Country: Spain, Netherlands


Director(s): Salvador Simó

Producer(s): Javier Espada, Manuel Cristóbal, José M. Fernández De Vega, Bruno Félix, Femke Wolting

Cast: Jorge Usón, Fernando Ramos, Luis Enrique De Tomás

Contact(s): Latido Films

Salvador Simo

Salvador Simo is a director, screenwriter, animator and illustrator with a real passion for every aspect of the medium. The catalan animator and director has an extensive trajectory of more than 20 years: he has gone through the Disney studios in Paris, Bill Meléndez Productions in Los Angeles and MPC in London – where he contributed to the effects special films such as “Prince of Persia” (2010), the saga of “The Chronicles of Narnia”, or the Oscar-winning “The Book of the Jungle” (2016), among many others.


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