The International Festival of Films on Art Online - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020

Toro

Canada | 2019 | 17 min
Spanish, French, English | Subtitles in French
Animation: Michel Rouleau
Cinematography: Christian Rivera
Sound mixing: Luc Léger
Editing: David Fabrega
Music: Javier Asencio
Narration: Georges Azzi
Producer: David Fabrega
Sound: Thiago Mc Nicoll
Director: David Fabrega

Synopsis

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Canadian Premiere

Travelling from Mexico to Canada, this docufiction tells the story of the childhood and personal transformation of a painter haunted by death and the anthropomorphic depiction of bulls. Mixing live action and animated illustrations, Toro is a surrealist journey through the origins of the artistic vocation and the liberating power of immigration.

Boston Latino International Film Festival, USA (2019)

Directors

David Fabrega

A graduate of the Journalism and Communication School of Marseille in France, David Fabrega is a versatile filmmaker – all at once producer, director, cameraman and editor – who creates documentary films about inspiring immigrants positively involved in society changes. Living in Canada since 2005, he also writes songs, makes photographic editorials and got an industrial patent for a camera lens controller, the Fingazoom. In 2017, he is selected to present the Fingazoom at the CBC television program Dragon’s Den.

His first film – Biodiversity: an odyssey – is recommended by the United Nations and has been released on television at TV5 Monde and Science & Vie TV. In 2016, his second feature film about the return of the Cuban diaspora – Return to Cuba – was part of the official selection at the Africa World Documentary Film Festival (USA) and the Latin America Film Festival of Montreal (Canada). His short documentary directed in Vietnam – Little Big Leaf – is broadcast at the CBC, Canadian first TV channel. In 2019, his documentary project on immigrant artists Toro is supported by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts and endorsed by the National Film Board of Canada.

His photography is featured in popular newspapers and magazines such as GEO, Photo Life, Le Devoir, L’actualité and Urbania.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Toro (2019) ; Little Big Leaf (2017) ; Retour à Cuba (2016) ; L'odyssée de la biodiversité (2013)

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