Wed 25 Sept

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles

Cert. PG

Special Screenings

London Spanish Film Festival

Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas

80 mins

in Spanish and French with EN subs

ESP | 2019 | dir. Salvador Simó, with Jorge Usón, Fernando Ramos, and Luis Enrique de Tomás

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 provoked 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 and often Surrealist 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.

Preceded by an introduction by Alejandro Postigo

 
Tristana Media Instituto Cervantes

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