BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES: IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES : In the Labyrinth of the Turtles
In the Labyrinth of the Turtles
Created by Fermin Solis
A fascinating portrait of a pivotal period in the life of Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles depicts a decisive moment in the life of the great Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel: 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. Bunuel was deeply affected by the harshness of Las Hurdes and the extreme misery of the people who lived in this remote region, so with his friend, the movie producer Ramon Acin, 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 Acin. It was at this moment that the Bunuel of the future was born.
Fermin Solis is a renowned Spanish cartoonist, animator, and illustrator, who alternates between working as a comic book artist, a textbook illustrator, and a children's book creator. His books have been published by leading independent publishers in the United States, Canada, and France, and he has been nominated for the Comic de Barcelona, INJUVE, and the National Comic Award.