Animated feature by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol, the Academy Award-nominated filmmakers of ‘A Cat in Paris,’ opens in New York on July 15th and Los Angeles on July 22nd.
Independent film distributor GKIDS has announced that Phantom Boy, the animated feature by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol, will begin its theatrical run in New York on July 15th and Los Angeles on July 22nd.
From the Academy Award-nominated filmmakers of A Cat in Paris, the 2D-animated Phantom Boy is a stylish noir caper set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York. The film was produced by Jacques-Remy Girerd and Annemie Degryse, and is a co-production between Folimage, Lunanime, France 3 Cinéma and Rhône-Alpes Cinéma.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. “Phantom Boy” continues Gagnol and Felicioli’s fascination with animated film noir, in a heart-thumping adventure that pushes their trademark visual style to literal new heights, as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world.
Watch the trailer below:
PHANTOM BOY will open on July 15th at the following venue in NY:
IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014
And will open on July 22nd at the following venue in LA:
Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025