PADRE is a short stop-motion film directed by Santiago Bou Grasso. It is the winner of 90 international awards and was selected in 265 international film festivals.

    Set in 1983 Argentinian at the end of dictatorship rule. A woman’s daily routine revolves around her elderly father. He was a General in the Argentinian dictatorship, though bedridden, he has reduced his daughter’s existence to subjection.

    The film sensitively captures the daughter’s isolation. It uses a cold purple hue to unify the home’s interiors. While the window’s warm orange glow taunts the daughter of the outside. The short is beautifully scored with violins. Which are interrupted by the heightened sound effects of domestic appliances, followed by bouts of uncomfortable silence.

    You can watch a making of PADRE on Vimeo, and find out more on Facebook. You can also head over to Grasso’s studio Opusbou to see some of his other productions.


    Idea and Direction: Santiago Bou Grasso
    Screenplay: Santiago Bou Grasso
    Screenplay advisor: Patricio Plaza
    Pre production: Santiago Bou Grasso, Silvina Cornillón, Patricio Plaza, Natalia Acosta
    Storyboards: Santiago Bou Grasso, Patricio Plaza
    Stop motion Animation: Santiago Bou Grasso
    Production (France): Dora Benousilio
    Production (Argentina): Santiago Bou Grasso, Patricio Plaza
    Cinematographer: Sergio Piñeyro, Juan Maglione
    CGI Clock: Gervasio Rodriguez Traverso (Trexel), Pablo A. Diaz (Trexel), Marcelo Maccarrone
    CGI Birds: Mariano Antico (Barraca Post), Federico Gimeno, Miguel Alejandro Cortina
    Post production: Diego Gambarotta, Javier Ignacio Luna Crook, Hernán González, Guadalupe Labaké
    Montage – Editing: Santiago Bou Grasso, Patricio Plaza
    Armatures: Santiago Bou Grasso, Florentino Grasso
    Puppet matrices and constructions: Ariel Bernachea
    Art assistants: Ariel Bernachea, Sebastián Hojnadel, Christian Davies, Maru Tomé, Diana Rasco, Mauro Rodriguez Santos, Ana Flores
    Costumes and Graphic Design: Natalia Acosta
    Portraits Illustrations: Sebastian Dufour
    Music: Lucas Nikotian, Patricio Plaza
    Sound mixing and editing: Alexandre Lormeau
    Foley: Patricio Plaza, Romain Anklewicz
    Foley recording: Stephane de Rocquigny
    Auditoriums: HLC
    Laboratories: Sylicone
    Color correction: Isabelle Laclau
    Collaborators: Gustavo Goglino, Agustin Pecchia, Leonardo Crisóstomo, Humberto Taglialegna, Eugenia Mindurry, Facundo Marsilli