WE WOULD LOVE TO WELCOME YOU TO THE FILM ACADEMY
¡It’s here¡ We have just received the invitation to enjoy the short film Homomaquia, by David Fidalgo at the Film Academy.
We are honoured to be preselected for the XXIV Goya Awards that will take place in Malaga on the 25th of January.
About David’s short movie, things as hyperbolic as these have been said:
“A metaphor in charcoal, a cry for freedom”, published in El blog del Cine Español.
In words of the film director Jorge Coira:
“In Homomaquia, David Fidalgo Omil creates a piece of pure craft with an extremely high level of commitment to an idea, and to a unique and unmistakable way of making movies”.
THE SHORT FICTION FILM AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY
Homomaquia is the complaint that the Galician director and creator makes against animal cruelty. He raises his voice for freedom. After his first “reduced” movie, as he describes “Letters to Superman”, in which he narrates a more intimate plot, he decides to shoot this story, certainly less intimate but more necessary for the audience.
In a context in which he reflects the life of a bull, from its birth to his death at the arena, the issues underlining the relationship of the three main characters are the most important ones for David in this short film: respect towards sexual diversity, common among all species, like homophobia, exclusive of the human race.
Homomaquia, is fundamentally a critique against animal cruelty because I refuse to accept as a human feeling the enjoyment of watching how animals are battered until they are killed.
The main character in this animation story considers himself a free man, with no one controlling his destiny, but the reality is quite different, this reality, he will discover unwittingly. Also exclusive of the human race.
The short film was shot at the beginning of 2019 as a co-production between Albano productions and El Gatoverde productions. It has been screened in more than twenty cinemas and festivals in Spain and Latin America.