FROM COMICS TO ANIMATION

A dedicated section for animated works created by illustrators or adapted from graphic publications.

This section aims to emphasize the significance of illustration as the origin and inspiration for many esteemed animated films. Additionally, it seeks to underscore the role of the illustrator/animator as a natural and commonplace evolution within the industry. The program will include a series of Q&A sessions with the filmmakers following each screening.

>> saturday march 9th | 19:45h – Robot Dreams

Pablo Berger | 102 min | Spain | 2023 | All public

Grand Prize for Best Film in the Contrechamp section of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, 2023. Award for Best Animated Film at the European Film Awards. Nominated for the Oscars and the Goya Awards, it is already a fundamental work of our cinematographic panorama.

DOG is a lonely dog living in Manhattan. One day he decides to build a robot, a friend. Their friendship grows, until they become inseparable. One summer night, Dog, with great sorrow, is forced to abandon ROBOT on the beach. Will they meet again?

>> Sunday, March 10th 16:30h | The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily + Q&A with Lorenzo Mattotti

Lorenzo Mattotti | 82 min | France / Italy | 2019 | All public

Nominated at the Annecy Film Festival, selected at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 and Special Mention at the Seville Film Festival.

The story follows the adventures of Tonio, a young bear who leads his clan on a quest to recover his son, captured by a group of human hunters. The plot unfolds in a wondrous and magical world, where the bears face a variety of fascinating situations and characters. The film combines elements of adventure, fantasy and reflection, addressing themes of friendship, loyalty and the importance of family, and has been applauded for its art direction, emotive storytelling and ability to captivate audiences of all ages.