Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

Spain, 77m, DCP

After the scandalous release of L’Age d’Or leads to a falling out with collaborator Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel is left penniless. On a whim, Buñuel’s friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket (and wins!) offering to fund his next film. The two friends journey to the remote mountains of their native Spain to film the documentary Las Hurdes: Land Without Bread. Driven by mad artistic impulse and haunted by childhood memories, Buñuel must confront the specter of mortality looming over the lives of his subjects—and his own. A stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master filmmaker and beautifully utilizing excerpts from his filmography. A GKids release

In Spanish with English subtitles 

A film by Salvador Simó

Part homage to the work and part revision of its status.”

The Hollywood Reporter

Fun, clever, and wholly unexpected.”

IndieWire