Ajyal Film Festival 2019

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Dead Horses (Cavalls morts)

Ajyal Competition

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Marc Riba, Anna Solanas / Short Narrative / Spain / 2016 / 6 min / Colour / DCP
In Catalan / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Animation, Drama, War
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


War has plagued humanity throughout history, but today it is spoken of in terms of politics, of strategy, of territories lost or recaptured. ‘Dead Horses’ presents a vision of wartime on the ground from the point of view of a bewildered child. From this place of naiveté, war is experienced as strange iron birds, giant eggs that make mud splashes, a pile of sticks that was once a village, mysterious dead horses. But even an innocent child knows when death is near.

About the Directors

Marc Riba and Anna Solanas have been working in the world of puppet animation for 15 years. They have made 10 short films, which have been selected for more than 1,000 festivals around the world. Among them are ‘Lupe & Bruno’ (2005), ‘Violeta’ (2006), ‘Cabaret Kadne’ (2008), ‘The Twin Girls of Sunset Street’ (2010), ‘The Kid and the Hedgehog’ (2016) and ‘Dead Horses’.


Marc Riba, Anna Solanas
Marc Riba, Anna Solanas
Sergi Martí
Xavi Lloses
Anna Molins
Production Company
I+G stop motion
Anna Solanas
Animation: Núria Riba, Claudi Sorribas
I+G stop motion
Dídim Vall Sarrà

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