Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Thrillingly imaginative and appropriately surreal, Buñuel and the Labyrinth of the Turtles open an alluringly dreamlike window into the life of a brilliant artist.

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Luis Buñuel thought he was destined for stardom of surrealism, but is left with nothing. He is offered a documentary on one of the poorest areas in Spain, Las Hurdes, but he has no money. His friend, the sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket with the promise that he will pay for the film, he wins and keeps his promise. Reality, memories of his childhood, Salvador Dalí and dreams are mixed in his mind, endangering the film and his friendship with Ramón. From there will arise the Buñuel of the future. But what is left on the way? How much will that step cost?

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As a"making of" movie, however, it's instantly gratifying and easily comparable with Les Blank's Fitzcarraldo film Burden of Dreams.

July 18, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An engaging if somewhat demure animation, bordering occasionally on a kind of gentle sentimentality that is inimical to the subject...

July 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This speedy portrait of the surrealist as a young man has its own discreet charms.

July 15, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The animation is nothing remarkable, but the story is compelling, especially for Buñuel fans.

March 11, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a curio for the completist, but not an unworthy one.

September 26, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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The 2D animated rendering of the master filmmaker is more graphic interpretation than faithful portrait, perfect to cruise between reality and the anxiety-fueled nightmares that besiege his sleep.

August 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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