A shadow of blue

by Carlos Lascano

Animation | France - Spain | 2011 | 35mm | 12 min.

saturday 7 july
ESTE, Accademia dell'Artigianato
A shadow of blue

A touching story in which fantasy and reality merge to make dreams come true. How determining can reality be, and how can fantasy unleash an unexpected freedom ? Can a fragile world of lights and shadows show us more than a silhouette drawn against the sunlight ?


Carlos Lascano has achieved international recognition as a director, illustrator, writer, and animator. In the past few years he has developed a universe of his own, where all his different forms of expression merge together in creating a whole, personal world. His restless renaissance spirit has always pushed him in the search of the improvement and fusion of every kind of visual art: owner of a very personal style, his mixing of digital tools and real objects brought a new organic aesthetic concept to animation, area in which his artistic activity has been successfully devoted to for the last few years. His work alternates between commercial and narrative projects. Within his extensive résumé, a Goya Awards nomination, a Preselection to the Academy Awards, and over 30 international prizes are to be found, as well as a participation as a jury -presided by David Lynch- in the Animation Category of Vimeo’s First Festival+Awards, held in New York in 2010. His ability to tell stories and arouse emotions in the viewer have contributed to the massive spread of his work, earning him international recognition and making him a reference point in modern animation. The narrative skills shown on his most successful, 9-million-views short film, “A Short Love Story in Stop Motion,” were possibly the reason why Carlos was chosen by Amnesty International to write, coproduce and direct the official spot for their 50th anniversary, project in which he worked alongside Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, composer of the original soundtracks of films like Inception, The thin red line, Gladiator and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Carlos Lascano
Carlos Lascano
Carlos Lascano
Carlos Lascano
Carlos Lascano
Alex Conrado
Voices: Lisette St. Louis, Myriam Soto, Veronika Janouchovà
Les Films du Cygne
Les Films du Cygne