Nocturna, the long-awaited new film by Víctor Maldonado and Adriá García, will open Animadrid, the 8th International Festival of the Animated Image of Pozuelo de Alarcón – Community of Madrid, running September 28 through October 5, 2007. The Festival is organized by the Council of Culture and Tourism for the Community of Madrid and the City of Pozuelo de Alarcón, and its main aim is to promote and spread audiovisual animation, as well as to provide a meeting place for artists and the public. For more details and information on the classically animated Nocturna, follow this link:

Animadrid, the 8th International Festival of the Animated Image of Pozuelo de Alarcón – Community of Madrid, will present the new animated film Nocturna, Víctor Maldonado and Adriá García’s opera prima

On September 28 at the MIRA Theater of Pozuelo de Alarcón, the 8th Animadrid Festival will screen the full-length film Nocturna, on which Víctor Maldonado and Adriá García did the directing, screenplay, and artistic direction. Maldonado and García created the characters and were in charge of artistic direction for the animated film El Cid, La Leyenda, by José Pozo. This new film is the sixth animation project produced by Filmax Animation. Animakids is also a collaborator.

Nocturna will be shown this coming September at the International Film Festival of Toronto and in October at the International Film Festival of Sitges.


nocturna-pub.JPGIn the dark of night, when the shadows lengthen and take on a life of their own, when things go bump in the night, and all the corners of the house seem to hide some mystery, our imagination fills up with fears. The light from stars, street lamps and the moon through the window manage to turn these phantasms into recognizable shapes and ease our worries. But what would happen if suddenly all light were to go out completely?

Tim, an easily frightened orphan, is the main character of Nocturna. He will have to deal with the sudden disappearance of the stars, which threatens to submerge nighttime into the deepest darkness. He will bravely face up to this disaster, and his own fears as well. The little boy will submerge himself in an exciting adventure through Nocturna, a parallel world that comes about every night when we fall asleep. It is a surprising adventure for everyone who sleeps and dreams.

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