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The Rotterdam film festival seems to have an Ode To Cinema theme happening this year. They're running the newly restored Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of George Melies' birth... and are premiering Pablo, a new documentary that no fan of movie title sequences or sixties movies will want to miss.

The experimental documentary chronicles the life of Pablo Ferro, a Cuban-born graphic artist who worked on most of the films you all love and is responsible for some of the most memorable title-sequences in film history.

Pablo blends documentary and animation elements to tell the saga of "famous unknown" Pablo Ferro, a man with a personal journey that spans from Havana, during the pre-Cuban revolution to his current home, in the garage behind his son's house.

The animation part of the film takes us through the dream-scape of Pablo's memories, while the documentary footage chronicles a very eccentric lifestyle of a 72 year old artist, once hailed by Stanley Kubrick as the father of the sixties look and the MTV aesthetics.

Directed by Richard Goldgewicht, Pablo is an official Selection of the International Film Festival in Rotterdam 2012.

Check out the film's first trailer:

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