The critically acclaimed animated feature Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles — based on a true tale from the surrealist filmmaker’s life — makes its debut as a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack November 12, from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Winner of the Jury Distinction Award at Annecy Film Festival and a Special Jury Award at the Animation Is Film Festival, the release also includes the feature-length documentary Buñuel’s Prisoners, as well as an interview with director Salvador Simó as bonus features.
Pre-ordering is open now through ShoutFactory.com for the under-list price of $21.99.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous premiere of his film L’Age d’Or. However, his good friend, the sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket with the promise that if he wins, he will pay for Buñuel’s next film. Incredibly, luck is on their side, so they set out to make the movie, an unconventional documentary about the desperately poor Las Hurdes region in Spain. Buñuel’s initially callous approach to the extreme poverty and situations he encounters (or creates) gradually leads to a filmmaking experience that will transform him forever.