FUGA – Arturo Díez Boscovich

Original Review by Alan RogersFuga

Written and directed by Spanish film-maker Juan Antonio Espigares, Fuga is a multi-award winning animated film that tells the story of Sara, a young girl who arrives at the Saint Cecilia Conservatory to pursue her dream of becoming a concert violinist. However, her musical ability soon draws the attention of a rival who will stop at nothing to ensure that she, and not Sara, is chosen as the soloist at an upcoming concert. Released to the film festival circuit in 2012, Fuga is a fantastic little film, a mesmerizing mix of visual styles that includes detailed computer and roughly-drawn animation that are combined within the same scenes and offering a variety of differing perspectives to the unfolding story. This potentially of-putting switching back and forth between various animation techniques actually draws the viewer into the story, making you eager to discover the significance of animation style choices as well as to follow the thread of the story. [Read more…]