Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles: Portrait of the Bold Filmmaker as Young, Struggling Artist

In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the revolutionary surrealist filmmaker, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, directed by Salvador Limo, tells the true story of how Buñuel made his second movie.

Paris, 1930. Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel are main figures of the Surrealist movement, but Buñuel is left penniless after a scandalous screening of his first film L’Age d’Or (The Golden Age).

However, his good friend, the sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket with the promise that, if he wins, he will pay for his next film. Incredibly, the ticket win and they set out to make the movie.

Both a buddy adventure and fascinating episode of cinematic history, Buñuel and the Labyrinth of the Turtles contains excerpts of Buñuel’s own footage from the production, to present an affecting portrait of an artist determined to make his film at all costs.