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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018)

Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas (original title)
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The true story of how Luis Buñuel made his third movie.

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Salvador Simó (as Salvador Simo Busom)

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Eligio R. Montero (script writer), Salvador Simó (script writer) (as Salvador Simo Busom) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jorge Usón ... Luis Buñuel (voice)
Fernando Ramos Fernando Ramos ... Ramón Acín Aquilué (voice)
Luis Enrique de Tomás Luis Enrique de Tomás ... Pierre Unik (voice)
Cyril Corral Cyril Corral ... Eli Lotar (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pepa Gracia ... Madre de Luis (voice)
Rachel Lascar ... Vicondesa de Noailles (voice)
Gabriel Latorre Gabriel Latorre ... Padre de Luis (voice)
Alex Martos Alex Martos ... Cretino 3 (voice)
Philipp Nowicki Philipp Nowicki ... Choir (voice)
Victor Nuñez Victor Nuñez ... Niño (voice)
Fermín Núñez Fermín Núñez ... Maestro (voice)
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The true story of how Luis Buñuel made his third movie.

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Release Date:

16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,691, 18 August 2019

Gross USA:

$36,205

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,432
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Original literary source: "Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas" Graphic novel by Fermín Solís Publisher: Reservoir Books (2019) Language: Spanish ISBN-10: 8417125132 ISBN-13: 978-8417125134 Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.8 x 9.7 inches See more »

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Rare To See Such Mature Animation Like This. Incredible!
22 August 2019 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

This is an incredibly unique film. It's rare to see such mature animation like this, and I've been wanting more mature animation for a while. So I was incredibly entertained.

The film is about the Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel and it follows him as he films his documentary, Las Hurdes, which is a documentary about the Las Hurdes region in Spain.

Now, I love animation. However, I am slightly peeved that 2D animated movies are not very popular anymore. So I was excited to learn that this film is 2D. Not only that, but it is incredibly stylized and beautiful 2D. I've always liked aesthetics pertaining to historical generations of filmmaking. So it's not surprising that I love this art style. One thing I find interesting is that many scenes in the film have clips from the actual Las Hurdes documentary, sliced in with animated recreations of the scenes. I can't really explain why, but I really like this detail.

Another interesting aspect of the animation is the imagery. Luis Bunuel is often associated with surrealism and I assume that's why the movie includes several strange and nonsensical sequences. There's also a consistent theme involving religion, which I didn't really understand if I'm being honest, but it is interesting.

A major aspect of this film is Luis's relationship with the anarchist painter, Ramon Acin. The film was made thanks to Ramon, so it's understandable that the film heavily focuses on their friendship. It's interesting to see their conflict on the purpose of the film, and in general it makes for some compelling drama.

In a way this can serve as an introduction to Luis Bunuel and his work. I never knew of him before this film. However, now I'm somewhat intrigued by him and his work. Although, there is something I should warn people about. Despite the film being animated, this film is absolutely not a kid's movie. There are lots of dark jokes, mature themes and a surprising amount of animal violence. It is important to point this out as many people assume all animated films are for little kids, when that couldn't be further from the truth.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 to 18. If you're a fan of history, the art of film or both, and you can stomach some uncomfortable subject matter, I highly recommend this.

Reviewed by Calista B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth, visit kidsfirst dot org.


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