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Animation: A World History by Giannalberto Bendazzi

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Latin America

Mexico

In 1994, Carlos Carrera directed his best-known short, El héroe (‘The Hero’), winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes. It’s the blackly comic story of a man who sees a young lady walking close to the edge of the platform in the Underground. He tries to save her, but she yells and accuses him of harassment; the poor hero is led away by police. Seconds later, the woman throws herself under the train. Laboriously produced by Mario Noviello’s Visiographics, the dark-toned visuals are reminiscent of oil paintings.

From 1994 to 2004 Carrera also directed live-action films, having great success with the feature El crimen de Padre Amaro (‘Father Amaro’s Crime’, 2002). In 2004, however, he released a new animated short, De raíz (‘From ...

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