Mascaras/Masques/Masks

Mascaras/Masques/Masks

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The story starts with the birth of a baby, who starts crying as soon as he sees his father 'in disguise.' The infant is already expressing his desire for authenticity. By the age of three, he instinctively rejects conventions. He is taken to a psychiatrist, who finds him perfectly normal. When he starts school, he is offered another mask. Once again, he rejects it, and once again, he is led off to the psychiatrist. As a teenager he discovers his father's disguises and fills them with helium. As an adult, his creative attitude towards his work arouses the envy of his colleagues. At one of his last visits to the psychiatrist, he sees a young woman who seems to be experiencing the same problems he is. It's love at first sight. From their union is born a child who starts to cry as soon as he sees his father wearing a motorcycle helmet. The father quickly removes his 'mask...' This Cuba/Canada co-production is based on Article 14 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which particularly upholds the child's right to refuse the hypocrisy of a society that tries to make us hide our real selves behind masks. An animated film without words for twelve to seventeen year olds.

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Credits
  • director
    Elisa Rivas
  • script
    Elisa Rivas
  • producer
    Aramis Acosta
    Paco Prats
  • executive producer
    Camilo Vives
    Thérèse Descary
  • associate producer
    Norma Martinez
  • animation camera
    Jorge Reyes
    Dagmar Lorenzo
  • sound
    Carlos Fernandez
  • editing
    Rosa Maria Carreras
  • animation
    Guillermo Ochoa
  • music
    Jorge Maleta

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