8 January 2012


This animation peers in to the hermetic world of bullfighting and its public, the reinvents and reinterprets it through a series of highly visual metaphors.  Whatever you thing of bullfighting itself, this animation is quite extraordinary – it is very, very different.  Surreal and lovely looking both matador and bull become real and vibrant characters as the animation progresses.

The 3d feel is so organic, and the frame rate helps with the hand done aesthetic of the piece. Altogether this is a stunning reflection of a part of Spanish culture of which it must be said many disapprove.  Yet there is no opprobrium here – you are left to judge for yourself. A huge well done to the matatoro team.