Monstra is coming!
Monstra’s – Festival de Cinema de Animação de Lisboa Lisbon’s Animation Film Festival – 6th edition celebrates again this year the world’s best animation, this time with Russia as guest country. This year Monstra will take place at Maria Matos Theatre and King Cinema from the 21st to the 27th May and will be the most ambitious edition to this day.
The guest country is Russia, a country that has given us some of the most unique and creative films in the History of animation. Some of its worldwide awarded cineastes will be in Portugal to present their films and to participate in workshops and master-classes. With its rich as well as turbulent artistic progression, closely related to political convulsions throughout the 20th century, Russia has been throughout History a country occupying a central position as far as author, child, modern and avant-garde animation is concerned. Baring in mind this perspective it wasn’t by chance that “Tale of Tales” (1979) by Yuri Norstein was chosen in 1984 and 2002 as the Best Animation Film of All Times by a group of worldwide experts. Gladly, in this year’s Monstra we will be able to see it.
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