BattleScar

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1978, New York City. Lupe, a young Puerto Rican American teenager, meets Debbie in a juvenile detention centre. Debbie will introduce Lupe to the Punk scene of the Bowery and expose her to the secret worlds co-existing in Alphabet City. BattleScar explores the theme of identity through the use of animation and immersive environments in virtual reality.

BattleScar follows a year in the life of Lupe, a Puerto Rican-American living in late 1970’s New York City. The film utilises Lupe’s handwritten journal to guide us through her experiences spanning across the year 1978 as she meets Debbie, another runaway kid living in the city. Debbie will introduce Lupe to the Punk scene of the Bowery and expose her to the secret worlds co-existing in the Lower East Side in the late 70’s. BattleScar is a coming of age drama that explores the theme of identity through the use of animation and immersive environments in virtual reality.

Nominations and Awards

  • Selezione Ufficiale

    Biennale Di Venezia 2019

  • Official selection

    Tribeca Film Festival 2018

  • Official selection

    Sundance Film Festival 2018

  • Sélection officielle

    Annecy 2018

  • Grand prix fnc explore

    Montréal Nouveau Cinéma 2018

    Innovation

  • Grand Jury Prize

    Fivars Festival 2018

    Winner

  • Sélection officielle

    Festival Européen du Film Fantastique 2018

  • Sélection officielle

    56th New York Film Festival

  • Best animated VR

    Klik Festival 2018

  • Official selection

    Chicago International Film Festival 2018

  • Official Selection

    Hyper Festival 2018

  • 22 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Credits

  • Created by - Martín Allais / Nico Casavecchia
  • Written by - Nico Casavecchia
  • Produced by - Atlas V in coproduction with 1STAveMachine, Fauns and Arte France in association with Kaleidoscope
  • Sound Design & Original Music - Antfood

Cast

  • Lupe - With Rosario Dawson's voice

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