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By confining itself to a certain slice of life, it becomes a solid and considerate effort, almost soothing in its treatment of the celebrated director's inner troubles and external obstacles. Definitely a film to watch.
It is a wondrous little discovery to make at your local arthouse venue... it is a story about how not only the surreal, but many works of profound meaning are borne out of experience bridging our world with that of dreams.
It's not necessary to know anything about surrealism, Buñuel's influential work or 20th-century Spanish politics to appreciate the underlying coming-of-age story of a privileged young man learning to value the human lives around him.
Simó isn't afraid to shine Buñuel in a harsh light either as his incredulity and ego push his collaborators to the brink of quitting once the locals start to see their "savior" as a vain man mocking their culture.