El Doctor / El Doctor
Suzan PittUnited States / 2006 / 24' 0''
Tuškanac Cinema, 14:00 h
This animated poem treads between desperation and dark comedy. El Doctor takes place at the turn of the century in a crumbling Mexican hospital, inhabited by surreal characters, including a man shot with one hundred holes, a girl who has sprouted morning glories, and a woman who thinks she is a horse. The doctor in charge prefers to drink. The Saint of Emptiness and a mysterious gargoyle rearrange the Doctor's fated demise and send him on a journey of altered perspective. Taking over five years to complete, the film was entirely hand-painted by a small group of artists in Los Angeles and Mexico. The screenplay was written by Blue Kraning and the voices were recorded by non-professionals in Morelia, Mexico. The Doctor is played by José Luis Avalos and the Gargoyle is played by Los Angeles actor, Patrick Bauchau.
Preserved by the Academy Film Archive
categoriesSuzan Pitt Retrospective: Major Works 1