Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles / Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas (82')
Director: Salvador Simó
Language(s): Spanish, French
Country: Spain, the Netherlands
Cinematography: José Manuel Piñero
Editing: José Manuel Jimenez
Original Score: Arturo Cardelús
Sound: Juan Ferro
Animation: Manolo Galiana
Production company: Latido Films
Awards: Goya Awards 2020, Best Animation Film Annecy International Animation FF 2019; Jury Prize, Best Music Chilemonos 2019; Best International Animation Film European Film Awards 2019, Best European Animated Feature Film Periferias Festival 2019; Best Film
Synopsis: Paris, 1930. Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel are already the main figures of the Surrealist movement. Unexpectedly, Buñuel is left moneyless after the scandal surrounding his film The Golden Age. In this difficult situation, he cannot even tackle his next project, a documentary about one of the poorest Spanish regions, Las Hurdes. However, his good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket with the promise that, if he wins, he will pay for the film. Incredibly, luck is on their side.
Director’s bio: Salvador Simó is a film director and scriptwriter. He started studying Animation at the American Animation Institute of Los Angeles in 1991 while also working at the Bill Melendez Prod Studio on a special Charlie Brown feature. In 2008 he began directing an animation series in Asia. He lead some sequences in the layout department for Disney’s The Jungle Book and Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. In 2016 he moved back to Spain to direct Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles which premiered in October 2018 at the Animation Film Festival of Los Angeles.