dir. Carlos Santa | CO | 2010 | 80'
A strongly metaphorical work which interprets the modern world as a spectacle. The character of Prozak represents the contemporary intellectual – in this case a man who devotes himself to the creation of ideas and thus betrays himself and his anarchistic beliefs.
León Prozak had sold himself to Mephistopheles who makes up circus acts in return. Mephisto and Prozak‘s acquaintance is growing into a complex relationship which is transformed during each circus act.
This experimental movie-collage is comprised of kaleidoscopic scenes and animations created by various artists. The artists deal with diverse topics with which they are familiar. For example in the case of Gustavo Zalamea it is politics. Rafael Dussan and Daniel Winograd focus on erotica.
Edgar Álvarez introduces abstract elements and Ángel Loochkartt brings out an unusual, expressionist mood. In the case of Carlos Santa and David Manzura, we can see topics that contain a touch of mysticism. The film‘s animated images express a vision of the world. In this highly metaphorical work, Prozac‘s character shows the contemporary intellectual as a man
who will join in the creation of ideas and thus betray himself and his anarchist worldview.
Before Prozak, director Carlos Santa shot two distinctive animated films (Oscura and Fragmentos). He is a pioneer of Colombian experimental animation and a mentor of many young Colombian artists. Besides filming, he paints and creates sculptures. The film will follow on from the PAF program section on Colombian animation and will be shown at the affiliated festival Animateka in Lublan, from the 8th to the 14th of December, 2014.
Laura Victoria Delgado