oapostolo

Spanish director Fernando Cortizo is doing something rare: making his animated feature easy to see. His 2012 stop motion feature The Apostle (O Apóstolo) is now available for online viewing, costing only $1.5€ (or $1.87US) to rent for a 24-hour period. Watch it at OApostolo.com where multiple subtitled versions are available including English and French.

The Spanish Gothic story follows an escaped convict who heads to a remote mountain village in search of loot that had been hidden there years earlier. When I saw the film last year, I was occasionally frustrated by the pacing and meandering story, but its ominous atmosphere and creepy visuals left a strong impression. Imperfect though it is, The Apostle has more to recommend than the average animated feature and deserves a look.

The Apostle was nominated for a Goya (the Spanish equivalent of the Oscar) in 2013, and has won numerous awards including the audience awards at the Annecy, Cinanima, and Monstra festivals.

[via Zippy Frames]

Animation news you can use
Support independent publishing

Your membership will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you. Support Cartoon Brew for as little as $1 a week — the process is fast and easy.

Become A Member   
Amid Amidi

Amid Amidi

Amid Amidi is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Cartoon Brew.

More in Feature Film:

Latest News from Cartoon Brew