Alberto Vazquez retrospective comes to Scotland

Spanish animator will also host masterclass

by Amber Wilkinson

Psiconautas
Psiconautas Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival

retrospective dedicated to the work of Spanish animator, illustrator and cartoonist Alberto Vazquez is to be held in Scotland.

Nominated to European Film Awards with his first feature Psiconautas: The Forgotten Children (Birdboy), Vazquez will visit Scotland for the premiere of the film alongside with the director of animation for all his films, Khris Cembe.

The events, organised by guerrilla film collective Cinemaattic, will also feature exhibition Alberto Vazquez Dark Fables: From Comic to Films, at the CCA Glasgow from January 17-28 and then at Edinburgh’s Summerhall from January 29 to February 4.

Vazquez will also give a masterclass on Friday January 26 at Edinburgh College of Art as part of a 48-hour engagement project with ECA Animation students. Students will re-interpret the work of Vazquez, with their pieces being part of the exhibition at Summerhall as well.

Cinemaattic's Alberto Valverde said: "The most exciting thing is showing a 10-year process since Vazquez’s first comic strips. The Comic exhibition and the screening of Psiconautas are integrated in the same venue. Psiconautas is one of the most brutal films of the year, and the exhibition gathers original comic books, storyboards and Vazquez early sketches.”

For more details of the events, visit the official site.

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