Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso is one of the most promising figures in independent animation today. The Argentine animator has already received numerous awards for his work, including the Fipresci Award at the Annecy Festival, the most prestigious animation film festival in the world. This award was just one obtained for his short film The Employment (2008), a brilliant story about the dehumanization of the capitalist system and can now be found in the Feelmakers catalogue.
His latest short film, Father, was also selected for Annecy at the last year’s edition, and now is competing in the Official Animation Selection of FeelFest in its first edition of Feelmakers’ online festival of documentaries, animation and short films.
In Father, the daughter of a sick military officer devotes all her time to caring for her father. It is 1983, and Argentina’s dictatorship is over, but not for this woman, who is trapped inside the hands of the clock, which reads: Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam.
Find this short on FeelFest, in competition until next December 8, and help us by voting for the Audience Award. Don’t forget to rate it!