From Thursday, April 18, the film-historical animation Buñuel in the labyrinth of the turtles will premiere at LUX. Salvador Simó uniquely redefines the story of artist Luis Buñuel. The film follows him after his major scandal.
The famous surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel is being chased by a scandal from the past. Together with Salvador Dalí, he made the film l’Age d’Or. This film caused great discontent and marked the beginning of the end for Buñuel. He ended up in a crisis, because nobody wanted to finance his projects. When one of his friends wins the lottery and offers him a chance, he will undoubtedly accept it. Together they leave for one of the poorest regions of Spain, Las Hurdes. The residents live in extremely poor medieval conditions and live in a labyrinth of small huts. Buñuel in the labyrinth of the turtles braids original black and white footage together with animation to create a compelling picture of the heartbreaking situation in Las Hurdes and the surrealistic project where Buñuel and his crew end up.
Buñuel in the labyrinth of the turtles is a film adaptation of the eponymous novel. Salvador Simó shows the comeback story of Luis Buñuel in an exceptional way. Simó was not only active as a director, but was also involved in writing the script for the surreal animation film. In his earlier works, Simó has proven to have many talents. He was partly responsible for the visual effects of Passengers (2016), The Jungle Book (2016) and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2011), among others.
On a weekly basis we now offer you film screenings with English subtitles. That way, people from all over the world who would like to go to the cinema but feel inhibited, either because they cannot understand the spoken language or do not have a sufficient understanding of the Dutch language to read the subtitles, will still be able to enjoy the films we screen.