Simbiosis Carnival, a colourful and poetic journey through the history of sex

Directed by Spanish illustrator and animator Rocío Álvarez, Simbiosis Carnival is an animated short film that deals with the theme of sex, desire and eroticism, starting from its origins in the animal world and arriving at its current conception.

That of Simbiosis Carnival is a journey that begins with the first unicellular organism, in an era when sex had only one and only objective, the reproduction of the species. Then, with the human being, sex also becomes a way to experience the pleasure.

From here on, Rocío Álvarez emphasizes the differences that have arisen with time and how female pleasure has been ignored and repressed, caged and locked up for years.

“I was interested in capturing how humans are all connected to our animal and cellular past. I wanted to show the importance of sexuality, without the misogyny and repression. It’s like going back to our animal roots to be free. I read books that inspired me for this, like ‘La Fabuleuse Histoire du Clitoris’ by Jean-Claude Piquard, who tells how throughout history humans have deliberately ‘found’ and ‘hid’ the women’s pleasure organ.”

But the story of Simbiosis Carnival does not end here, all you have to do is watch the short film to discover the ending!

Simbiosis Carnival, a colourful and poetic journey through the history of sex
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