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EL FANTASTICO MUNDO DE JUAN OROL    

2010. Mexico City. Set decoration for feature film

ART DIRECTION / Christopher Lagunes 

ROLE / Set Decorator

DIRECTION / Sebastián Del Amo

PRODUCTION / Celuloide Films

EL FANTÁSTICO  MUNDO DE JUAN OROL tells de story of Mexico’s half-forgotten B-movie master, “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol (1897–1988), a self-made man of showbiz whose career spanned half a century and nearly 60 films. An homage to the golden age of cinema, the wiles of memory, and the art of fantasy. 

The story covers a large period of time of the 20th century and it takes places in different parts of the world. The art department along with the rest of the crew developed a thorough investigation to analyze the aesthetic principles of each time and place to create different worlds and take the audience back to those specific moments of history.