The Great Vazquez (El Gran Vazquez)
Directed by Oscar Aibar | SPAIN | 2010 | 100min | Subtitled
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Barcelona-born director Óscar Aibar started out as a cartoon scriptwriter, and in that world, “people only talked about one thing: Vázquez. They were always telling you about Vázquez’s latest trick, the latest prank he’d got up to.” Aibar celebrates Spain’s legendary comic book artist Manuel Vázquez, who wrote for the Bruguera publishing house during the Franco regime of the 1960s. It is a fascinating story of a rebel who turned his life into a work of art. Telling his own stories through a character called Uncle Vázquez, he broke down the boundaries between reality and fiction. Albar maintains that fluidity between worlds by creating a look similar to the four-color processes of the Bruguera comics of the 1960s and a style reminiscent of the cartoons themselves. THE GREAT VAZQUEZ screened in official competition at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and the Monte Carlo Comedy Film Festival. - Adapted from Cineuropa.org
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