Rocío Álvarez Exposes the History of Sex in “Simbiosis Carnal”
A massive hit on the festival circuit, “Simbiosis Carnal”, a relentlessly inventive short film by director/animator/illustrator Rocío Álvarez takes nine full minutes to reach its climax but is time well-invested.
Rocío Álvarez in Brussels, Belgium: “Since the first monocellular being, life, constantly mutating and expanding, always finds a way to reproduce and perpetuate itself.
“After a sequence of suggested and delirious couplings in the animal chain, we arrive at the human being, who, quickly limited by his instincts, invents the calculated pleasure: eroticism. Eroticism differentiates it from animals, but, on the other hand, in the climax of voluptuousness, leads it precisely into a primitive and savage state.
“During this animated evocation of the history of desire, the emphasis will be on feminine pleasure, which was for a long time ignored, repressed, and then progressively revealed and liberated.
“Simbiosis Carnal is a call to the strength of life and to the uninhibited happiness of sexuality in the human being.”
Director: Rocío Álvarez
Writer: Rocío Álvarez
Animation: Rocío Álvarez, Jeanne Boukraa, Lora D’Addazio, Nico Fong, Gwendoline Gamboa
Editing: Rocío Álvarez, Faustine Cross
Sound: David Nelissen
Original Music: Why The Eye, Flying Chairs, Memo Pimiento
Production: Zorobabel with the help of Centre du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, in co-production with Camera-etc and the help of Movistar + Spain
Distribution: Agence belge du Court-métrage