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LORENZO MATTOTTI (Brescia, Italy, 1954)

Lorenzo Mattoti is an Italian graphic artist and cartoonist known worldwide for his comics, illustrations and posters. In the field of comics, he won an Eisner Award in 2003 for his Doctor Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, while his illustrations have been published in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Vogue, New Yorker, Le Monde and Vanity Fair. He began his career in the late 1970s, working in Italian magazines and publications. His unique and distinctive style is characterised by a bold and vibrant use of colour, fluid lines and an ethereal beauty that is reflected in each of his works. Throughout his career, Mattotti has collaborated with renowned authors, illustrating literary works and graphic novels to critical and popular acclaim. His collaborations with writer Neil Gaiman on the graphic novel “The Admiral and the Boy” and with Jerry Kramsky on “Stigmata” are outstanding examples of his versatility and talent. In addition to having won the prestigious Eisner Award, Mattotti has also been awarded with the Grand Prix of the Angoulême International Festival and the Prix Saint-Michel Award, among others, in recognition of his impact on the world of illustration and comics. His works have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and his influence on the contemporary art world is undeniable. His ability to capture emotion and imagination through his illustrations makes him one of the most appreciated and respected artists of our time.

The famous bear invasion in Sicily

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.