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‘Buñuel In the Labyrinth of The Turtles’ Screening in Select Theaters August 16

To support upcoming theatrical release, GKIDS shares featurette with director Salvador Simó discussing animation used for a specific look in his film about Luis Buñuel's famous documentary, ‘Las Hurdes: Land Without Bread.’

GKIDS has announced a new featurette about the use of animation to achieve a specific “look” in Salvador Simó's Buñuel In the Labyrinth of The Turtles, his "stranger-than-fiction" animated feature that will screen in select Los Angeles and New York theaters on August 16. The film tells the true story behind the creation of Luis Buñuel's legendary documentary, Las Hurdes: Land Without Bread.  A fascinating episode in cinematic history, the film uses sensitive performances as well as excerpts from Buñuel's filmography to present a deeply affecting and humanistic portrait of an artist hunting for his purpose.

Paris, 1930, the infamous surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of L'Age d'Or leads to a falling out with collaborator Salvador Dalí. On a whim, Buñuel's good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket and promises to devote his winnings to fund Buñuel's next film. Incredibly, Ramón wins the jackpot, sending the two friends to the remote mountains of their native Spain to film the documentary Las Hurdes: Land Without Bread. Driven by mad artistic impulse and haunted by childhood memories, Buñuel must confront the specter of mortality looming over the lives of his subjects and his own.

For a list of participating theaters, visit the GKIDS website.

Source: GKIDS