Animation - Production 2019

A flying bull suffers an accident and falls into an eternal abyss. His destiny is interrupted when a sorcerer sends him on a journey to witness the pleasures and tragedies of the universe: a necessary adventure to find his freedom. A journey through Julio Zachrisson's absurd and surrealist universe.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Animation, Art - Culture, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • PANAMA
    • Languages
    • No dialog
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Felix GUARDIA
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • The ‘Self Portrait’ of Julio Zachrisson hangs alone in an empty gallery. Suddenly, the print comes alive and through his nostrils lies the passage into the universe of Zachrisson. Inside the universe, a ‘Flying Bull’ wanders freely in the air until he crashes with a reckless ‘Icarus’, causing the Bull to fall into the abyss until a ‘Sorcerer’ catches him. The Sorcerer performs one of his tricks but the Bull starts heckling him. Not fond of the Bull’s attitude, The Sorcerer sends him away on a journey. First, the Bull visits the past, where ‘Original Beings’ live freely until foreign ‘conquistadors’ exterminate them. The Sorcerer brings the Bull back to the present where the Bull is attacked by the decaying society. Only ‘Cirilo’, a lonely wizard, offers his friendship. The Sorcerer takes the Bull in a last journey to witness the genocide of society caused by the ‘Army of the Ideologies’. The Bull is killed by the ideologies. The Sorcerer feels guilty about the Bull’s death. He sheds a tear. Cirilo, who also mourns the dead Bull, sees the Sorcerer’s tear and sacrifices his soul to revive the Bull. The Bull resurrects and ascends into the sky with some balloons. On his way up, he encounters the Sorcerer who performs a magic trick for the Bull; this time, he enjoys the joke and the Sorcerer lets him free. As the Flying Bull ascends, he becomes a print: a print that hangs alone in the same gallery where it all begun.