Directed by Alê Abreu and produced by Filme de Papel, ‘Boy and the World’ opens at the IFC Center in New York and the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Los Angeles on December 11th.
Independent animation distributor GKIDS has unveiled a new trailer for Boy and the World, Brazilian artist Alê Abreu’s multiple award-winning animated feature.
Winner of over 40 festival awards, the movie is a kaleidoscope of stunning animation and Brazilian samba music. A riotous explosion of music and color, Boy and the World is a breathtakingly original and vibrant cinematic experience that depicts the wonders and struggles of the modern world as seen through the eyes of a young boy.
Produced by Filme de Papel, Boy and the World was awarded the Cristal for best feature at Annecy 2014, where GKIDS picked up North American distribution rights to the film.
Boy and the World will open for its Oscar-qualifying run on December 11th at the IFC Center in New York and the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Los Angeles.
Here’s the synopsis:
Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows, and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand crafted and mechanized, rich and poor – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song. The film’s music is on equal footing with the stunning visuals, a soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop mixing with the whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks.