BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES

Spain (2018), 77 min., animation

Directed by Salvador Simó

Instituto Cervantes

1930, Paris, the film The Golden Age is a scandal and Luis Buñuel, who thought he was destined for stardom of surrealism, is left with nothing. He is offered a documentary on one of the poorest areas in Spain, Las Hurdes, but he has no money. His friend, the sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket with the promise that he will pay for the film, he wins and keeps his promise. The harshness of Las Hurdes and the extreme misery of its people affect Buñuel deeply. Reality, memories of his childhood, Salvador Dalí and dreams are mixed in his mind, endangering the film and his friendship with Ramón. From there will come the Buñuel of the future. But what is left on the way? How much that step cost?

Festivals and Awards:

  • BEST ANIMATED FILM GOYA AWARDS (2020)
  • BEST EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM (2019)
  • JURY PRIZE Animation Film Festival of Los Angeles (2018)