‘Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles’: A Stunning Animated Film That Dives Into The Life Of A Filmmaker In A Wholly Unique Way [Review]

Published on Aug 15, 2019

“An iconoclast, moralist, and revolutionary.” When he died in 1983, these were the words chosen by The New York Times to epitomize Luis “The King of Surrealism” Buñuel. Across his lifetime, the award-winning Spanish filmmaker worked on no less than 33 movies, the sum of which earned him those descriptors.

Three years after his first feature “The Golden Age,” a controversial satire on bourgeois society and Catholicism co-written by Salvador Dali, Buñuel began to demonstrate the broad diversity of his talents.

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Author: Steven Allison