Uplifting, dream-like and fun, Argentine film-maker Fernando Livschitz’s works playfully transpose fantasy elements into meticulously captured contemporary backdrops – some iconic, others mundane – to charming and mind-boggling effect.
His breakthrough work Buenos Aires inception park, which won him the young directors award at the Cannes lions in 2012, sends a packed rollercoaster up and down the buildings of his native city while Rush Hour simulates a series of nail-biting near misses at a busy traffic intersection.
His projects went viral rapidly and have been seen by more than 50 million people.
“I try to put a smile on people’s faces. I believe it’s always possible to show the world and ideas in an alternative way, with magic and surprise. As a director I like to express my point of view through creative thinking,” he says.