London Spanish Film Festival
BUÑUEL EN EL LABERINTO DE LAS TORTUGAS
CORE PROGRAMME

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles

dir. Salvador Simó

with Jorge Usón, Fernando Ramos and Luis Enrique de Tomás

Spain | 2019 | 80 min | Animation | cert. PG
In Spanish with English subtitles

 

London première

wed 25 sep | 6.30pm | £13, conc. £11 | Ciné Lumière

  • BUÑUEL EN EL LABERINTO DE LAS TORTUGAS
  • BUÑUEL EN EL LABERINTO DE LAS TORTUGAS
  • BUÑUEL EN EL LABERINTO DE LAS TORTUGAS
  • BUÑUEL EN EL LABERINTO DE LAS TORTUGAS
  • BUÑUEL EN EL LABERINTO DE LAS TORTUGAS
  • BUÑUEL EN EL LABERINTO DE LAS TORTUGAS
  • BUÑUEL EN EL LABERINTO DE LAS TORTUGAS
  • BUÑUEL EN EL LABERINTO DE LAS TORTUGAS

Paris, 1930. Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí are the figureheads of the Surrealist movement. Their masterpieces An Andalusian Dog (1929) and The Golden Age (1930) have caused intense scandal for their shocking, violent imagery. Penniless, Buñuel must postpone his next project, a documentary focused on one of the poorest regions in Spain: Las Hurdes. Yet in a stroke of bizarre, miraculous luck, his best friend Ramón Acín wins the lottery, and together they set off to film this unreported hardship. Tempers flare, however, for whilst Acín prefers an unvarnished, pared-back, no-frills approach, Buñuel manipulates reality to achieve his intended political, often manufactured effects. Based on a true story, this animated "making of" of Buñuel's Land Without Bread (1993) asks, with a healthy dose of humour, whether the camera is always, to some extent, a partisan, prejudiced device, exploring the curious complexities of 'fact' and 'accuracy' within taped, captured footage.

 

 
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