4-5-6 APRIL 2025
Dispararon al pianista

Animation takes giant steps in our industry and cultural panorama, proudly offering very different films to a restless and demanding audience with a variety of styles, both in form and content. Skillful games with aesthetics, bold technical decisions and experimentation in a clear search for new stories, as in the case of They Shot the Piano Player. Among the national productions released in the current film season is this new journey shared by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal.

They Shot the Piano Player, eloquent title, describes the journey of a music journalist who is immersed in the investigation of the disappearance of a young Brazilian pianist in New York City in the 60s and 70s. Among the moving strokes sound the chords of Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Vinicius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Donato, Toquinho, Bill Evans, Bebo Valdés, Tamba Trio or Ella Fitzgerald, among other great names of the bossa nova.

Without any hint of doubt, national animated films offer thousands of possibilities and They Shot the Piano Player is one of them. Referring to a varied audience, lovers of culture in general and music in particular, besides its purely audiovisual interest. Trueba and Mariscal were nominated for an Oscar for best animated film with Chico and Rita and won numerous awards.

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Comic Barcelona

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