De Profundis

(Spain/Portugal, 2006, 79 minutes)

An illustrator lost at sea is led by a mermaid he has drawn in his paintings into the mysterious underwater realm he has long dreamed of. Unusual animated fantasia where the story is told entirely through the painterly visuals (roughly animated from paintings and drawings) and with a continuous music score replacing all dialogue, but in need of a stronger plot to sustain interest through its length. An intriguing but not entirely successful oddity.

An Alta Classics release of a Continental Producciones/Desembarco Produccións/Zeppelin Filmes presentation/production, with the participation of TVE; associate producers, Televisión de Galicia, Cabreiroa, Consorcio para la Promoción de Música; with the support of ICAA, Xunta de Galicia, Eurimages. Directed, written, drawn, designed and edited by Miguelanxo Prado; produced by Pancho Casal; music by Nani García; head animator, Victor Galdón.


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