Awards:

• Best European Animated Feature Film - European Academy Film Awards
• Best Animated Film - 34th Goya Awards
• Iberoamerican Cinema to the Best Animated Feature - Platino Awards

Synopsis:
EN:

Paris, 1930. Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel are already the main figures of the Surrealist movement. Unexpectedly, Buñuel is left moneyless after the scandal surrounding his film The Golden Age. In this difficult situation, he cannot even tackle his next project, a documentary about one of the poorest Spanish regions, Las Hurdes. However, his good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket with the promise that, if he wins, he will pay for the film. Incredibly, luck is on their side.

FR:

Suite au scandale de la projection de L’Age d’Or à Paris en 1930, Luis Buñuel se retrouve totalement déprimé et désargenté. Un ticket gagnant de loterie, acheté par son ami le sculpteur Ramon Acin, va changer le cours des choses et permettre à Buñuel de réaliser le film Terre sans pain et de retrouver foi en son incroyable talent.

ES:

París, 1930. La película La edad de oro provoca un escándalo y su autor, Luis Buñuel, que pensaba estar destinado a ser la estrella del surrealismo, se queda sin apoyos. En ese contexto, alguien le ofrece un proyecto documental sobre uno de los lugares más pobres de España, Las Hurdes, pero Buñuel no cuenta con dinero para llevarlo a cabo. Su amigo, el escultor Ramón Acín, compra un billete de lotería mientras bromea prometiendo a Luis la financiación del documental en el caso de que le toque. Él billete resulta premiado y Ramón cumple su promesa. Durante el rodaje, la dureza de Las Hurdes y la extrema miseria de su gente afectan profundamente a Buñuel. Realidad, sueños, recuerdos de su infancia y de Salvador Dalí se entremezclan en su mente, poniendo en peligro no solo la producción sino su amistad con Ramón. De allí surgirá el Buñuel del futuro. Pero, ¿qué pierde en el camino? ¿Cuánto le cuesta este paso?



About the director:

Salvador Simó is a film director and scriptwriter. He started studying Animation at the American Animation Institute of Los Angeles in 1991 while also working at the Bill Melendez Prod Studio on a special Charlie Brown feature. When he returned to Europe he worked in the field of traditional animation for several companies, including Disney in Paris, where he lived for two years. Subsequently, he returned to Barcelona where he continued working for Disney and set up a studio that worked exclusively for that same company (Disney), during three years, while studying Film Directing at the CECC, and making a couple of short films in animation, one of them in the Animation Workshop in Denmark where he worked as teacher for a year and a half. Thereafter, Salvador moved to London to work in MPC’s department of pre-visualisation & layout, in projects like NARNIA, PRINCE CASPIAN, TTHE WEREWOLF, PRINCE OF PERSIA, and the James Bond movie SKYFALL, where his knowledge on cinematography & animation opened many doors for him. In 2008 he began directing a cg animation series in Asia, eventually shooting over 500 minutes of film. Then, in 2014, MPC again offered him a job. This time as head of film sequences in the animation feature movie THE JUNGLE BOOK, produced by Disney, as well as in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES. In 2016 he moved back to Spain to direct the Buñuel feature film project: BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES which premiered in October 2018 at the Animation Film Festival of Los Angeles, where he was awarded the Jury Prize.

Original Title

Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas

Director

Salvador Simó

Screenplay

Eligio R. Montero, Salvador Simó

Director of Photography

Jose Manuel Piñero

Editor

José Manuel Jiménez

Music

Arturo Cardelús

Production

Sygnatia, The Glow Animation Studio, Submarine

International Sales

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