bunuel in the labyrinth of the turtles review

“How do you change the world?” It’s a question posed to famous surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel by a group of intellectuals debating the merits of art or political action to combat the rising forces of fascism in Europe in the opening scene of Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles. Buñuel, inexplicably wearing a nun habit and a smug smile, doesn’t answer. But he doesn’t need to — his art is what speaks for him. In his lyrical animated film, director Salvador Simó also lets the art speak for itself, painting an earthy, dreamlike portrait of the surrealist filmmaker as he overcomes financial and personal challenges to shoot his 1933 documentary Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan.

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Trailer Round-Up

There’s a lot happening in the world right now, and you can’t possibly be expected to keep up with every movie trailer released online. Can you imagine scrolling aimlessly through YouTube, searching for trailers you haven’t seen yet? Nobody has time for that! Luckily, we’re here to help with another trailer round-up, presenting fresh looks at a new Robin Hood-inspired TV series, a Big-inspired studio comedy, a new indie movie from Emilio Estevez, an animated true story, and more.
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