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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles Unclassified 18+
Buñuel En El Laberinto De Las Tortugas

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This absorbing animated effort tells the tale behind an inimitable cinematic talent and one of his most controversial works: avant-garde Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel and his 1933 short documentary Las Hurdes.

When L’Age D’Or premiered to widespread cries of blasphemy, including from his own mother, Buñuel’s career took a tumble. Unable to secure funding for his next feature, he conceived of an ethnographic documentary about an impoverished Spanish region instead. It took a lottery win by sculptor Ramón Acín to finance the production – and that’s just the beginning of this wild, anarchic and continually surprising chapter of the acclaimed director’s life.

Using animation to vivid effect, director Salvador Simo recognises Buñuel’s unique brilliance, yet never shies away from his difficulties – or willingness to manipulate Las Hurdes to shock and provoke. Incorporating footage from the short itself, including confronting scenes involving animals, this inventive making-of film proves as challenging and rewarding as its iconic subject.

“Frankly, it was a brilliant choice to use such an expressionistic medium to examine how surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel bent reality to his own ends.” – Variety


Contains images of archival animal cruelty

Tickets

5370
Thu 08 Aug 4:15 pm [5370]
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium 100% Subtitles
Past event
6651
Tue 13 Aug 6:45 pm [6651]
Hoyts 3 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

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Key Cast
Cyril Corral, Fernando Ramos, Jorge Usón, Luis Enrique de Tomás
Director
Salvador Simó
Producers
Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting, José M. Fdez de Vega, Manuel Cristobal
Screenwriters
Eligio Montero, Salvador Simó
Composer
Arturo Cardelús
Editor
José Manuel Jiménez
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Latido Films

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