THE ODYSSEY

LA ODISEA

By Xavier PUIGMARTÍ

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Epic - Completed 2014

After fighting in the Trojan War, Ulysses embarks return to Ithaca, but the god Poseidon tries to stop sending terrible storms that deviate from their route. Meanwhile the goddess Athena is willing to help Odysseus in the adventures that holds the return.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Epic, First film, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Xavier PUIGMARTÍ
    • Writer(s)
    • Xavier PUIGMARTÍ
    • Producer(s)
    • Xavier PUIGMARTÍ (Pickwick Films)
    • Synopsis
    • It is a free adaptation of The Odyssey, the Homer's poem.
      After fighting in the Trojan War, Ulysses embarks return to Ithaca, but the god Poseidon tries to stop sending terrible storms that deviate from their route. Meanwhile the goddess Athena is willing to help Odysseus in the adventures that holds the return.
      Shoot between Egypt and Mallorca Island (Spain) to tell this story, the filmmaker use the background image real with the handmade craft techniques of puppets on top of the image and makes them act in natural landscapes.
      It is a craft film, the characters move by hand, or leaving them running in the water. A mixture between reality and fiction, the Director has not used any computer animation program.
      An unclassifiable and deliberately "amateur" film, where the filmmaker not used any technique of digital animation, the characters cut "in act" on natural landscapes, eminently Mediterranean, wanting to give a handmade look, and teaching.
      It is in itself, is a workshop, where the way to make a film with few resources and imagination manifests.
      Over a hundred paper characters, united by the painting, cinema and literature.
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