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A fascinating portrait of a pivotal period in the life of Spanish filmmaker Luis Bu uel
Bu uel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles depicts a decisive moment in the life of the great Spanish filmmaker Luis Bu uel: the moment when he doubted surrealism and contemplated embracing a more social type of cinema. At this crucial turning point in his career, he wanted to change the world by showing the hidden heart of reality. Bu uel was deeply affected by the harshness of Las Hurdes and the extreme misery of the people who live in this remote region, so with his friend, the movie producer Ram n Ac n, he began work on the pseudo-documentary Land Without Bread. But in the mind of the great surrealist, reality inevitably clashed with dreams and childhood memories, threatening both the film and his friendship with Ac n. It is at this moment that the Bu uel of the future was born.