Oct 28, 2011

Isabel Herguera, a reference of Spanish animation.

Donostia-San Sebastian, 1961. She discovered animation thanks to a friend who showed her how to work a Bolex camera and gave her his animation equipment. Since then, she has been imagining stories that take place in different parts of the world, on stages that always fit in her luggage.

For years she worked in different animation studios in Los Angeles, USA. In 2003 she returned to Donostia and since then manages ANIMAC, the International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia in Lleida, and gives classes on animation in India, where she escapes to whenever she can to draw in her old notebooks, especially in train stations and bus stops.

Director's filmography

1988 Spain Loves You (16 mm, 5 min. Animation)

1989 Safan (16 mm, 4 min. Animation)

1989 Cante de ida y vuelta (16 mm, 4 min. Animation)

1993 Los muertitos (16 rnm, 10 min. Animation)

2005 La gallina ciega (35 mm, 8 min. Animation)

2010 Ámár (35 mm, 8 min. Animation)

Her last film, "Ámár", tells us the story of Inés who travels to India to visit her friend "Ámár", who was been living in a mental institution for years. Ines remembers the last day they spent together and her promise to return.