- ZF Team
Short animation film Decorado by Alberto Vázquez is now available online.
The world is a wonderful stage, but its characters are disgraceful. A short film by Spanish director Alberto Vázquez, who is also the co-director (along with Pedro Rivero) of the short film Birdboy [watch it here] and the feature film Psiconautas (or Birdboy: The Forgotten Children)
Film Review (Vassilis Kroustallis):
Truman Show here meets Groundhog Day in a striking graphic style, and the sense of fatal urgency is always around in the ever-evolving Decorado by justly celebrated Alberto Vázquez. Actually, the narratives vignettes that constitute the work instead of being isolated, become more and more an ever-recurring dreamlike situation; the exit is always there, but never really tried. Social worries (unemployment, consumerism) now start becoming nightmares, and sex fantasies turn into post-modern slapstick. Decorado has the feel of an illustrated book ready to engulf you in its pages, made in a variety of angular shapes, oval, well-intentioned human heads, and a lot of cemeteries. C'est la vie -or the Bergmanesque, Seventh Seal animated final dance of death -take your pick.
Decorado by Alberto Vázquez
Production : UniKo, Autour de Minuit, Abano
Spain, France / 11'12 / 2016
Goyas 2017 : Best animated short film.
Winner at Annecy, Animanima, Milano, Klick !, 3D Wire, Multivision, CurtoCircuito, Curtas Vila Do Conde.
Selected in more than 90 festivals, including Cannes (Director's Fortnight), Melbourne, TIFF, Clermont-Ferrand, Animatou, Fantasia, AFI, Interfilm, Cut Out, Animest, Anima