by Roberto Catani
Sociale | Italy | 2013 | HD | 8 min.
Date saturday 4 july
The daydream of a child during class is interrupted by his teacher. The grown-up "educator" threatens his pupil to cut his ear off to stimulate his concentration and prevent him to travel with imagination.
Roberto Catani was born in Jesi in 1965. He graduated in Animation in 1896 at the Art School of Urbino. He showcased his works at the Fiera del Libro per Ragazzi of Bologna. He made illustrations for Lo Straniero magazine, directed by Goffredo Fofi, and for the Florence publishing company Fatatrac. He also illustrated the posters for various international film festivals. His animated films “Il pesce rosso” (1995), “La sagra” (1998), “La Funambola” (2002), won several awards in many national and international film festivals such as Espinho, New York, Zagreb, Siena, Napoli, Annecy, Hiroshima, Dresden, Krakow, Wissembourg, Sorrento (Silver Ribbon) Cartoon d’Or (nomination 2002). He took part to the world exhibition for the 100th anniversary of animated cinema in Pesaro, to the meetings on "Art and Animation" organized by ASIFA Italia at the Museum of Modern Art of Turin, to the International Meetings on Animation in Saint-Quay Portreux in France and to the "Open roads: new Italian cinema" at the Lincoln Centre in New York. His drawings and films have been shown in Trento, Rome, Annecy, London, Berlin, Lille and Treviso. "La testa tra le nuvole" (Absent Minded) is his new animated short (2013).