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Dia de Los Muertos

On the Day of the Dead, a traditional Mexican festivity, little Nina goes to visit her mother's grave, initiating a magical journey int a colorful and festive afterlife.

0 – 5 | 2013 | Animation | Childhood | Fantasy | USA

Just like Alice goes dan the rabbit hole, Nina enters the world of the dead through a blue flower. In this brief short, a graduation work in animation that won the Student Academy Award in 2013, the three authors depict the grief process in a new way. The little girl is literally catapulted into a world of (un)dead people – a festive place of ecstatic dances – and guided by a mysterious skeleton-woman that will let her take a glimpse of a very vital afterlife. The profound meaning that death has in the Mexican culture is hereby described in a naive and delicate way, embodied by frenzied dances and flowers that bring us the scent of a magical and spooky atmosphere.

Andreina Di Sanzo

Flavia Ferrucci

Flavia Ferrucci

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