Silverspot Cinema
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Coral Gables Art Cinema
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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

East Coast Premiere

DIRECTED BY Salvador Simó

Country: Netherlands, Spain
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas

Running Time: 80min
Film Year: 2018
Category: HBO Ibero-American Feature Film Award

Luis Buñuel, the most iconic and provocative Spanish filmmaker of all time, pushed conventional boundaries from the very start of his career. Censors and outraged conservatives threatened to block him from making films when he had scarcely begun; but Buñuel’s mighty voice was not a talent that could be silenced. In 1933, he travelled to a remote rural area of Spain to make an infamous short documentary, “Las Hurdes,” aka “Land Without Bread,” capturing the customs of a people who lived in a land that time had forgotten — banned upon release by the Spanish government.

Much has been made of the production of “Las Hurdes,” but nothing has come close to capturing the essence of Buñuel’s life and work during that period as Salvador Simó’s astonishing new film, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, a wonderfully crafted adult animated feature. Simó skillfully narrates this period in Buñuel’s life as he mixes known biographical details, dreams, childhood memories, and failed relationships in a colorful, surreal, and provocative film that, much like its subject, doesn’t shy away from breaking the rules of “reality.”

Preceded by VACA


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Director: Salvador Simó
Producer: Manuel Cristóbal, José Maria Fernández de Vega, Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix, Alex Cervantes
Screenwriter: Eligio Montero, Salvador Simó
Production Company: Glow Animation Studio

Music: Arturo Cardelús
Cinematographer: Jose Manuel Piñero
Editor: José Manuel Jiménez

Cast: Jorge Usón, Fernando Ramos, Luis Enrique de Tomás, Cyril Corral

Salvador Simó

Salvador Simó is a Spanish animator and director. He has worked extensively in television and web series. Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018) is his feature film debut.

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