The Boy and the World 2013

O menino e o mundo

Directed by Alê Abreu Animation

This wordless, sensuous, uniquely original animated film follows Cuca, a young Brazilian boy who ventures from his simple countryside home into a neon-infused, carnivalesque metropolis in search of his father.

Jul 26

Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

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Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

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80 minutes Blu-ray
PG (cert)

Director

Screenplay/ Editor

Alê Abreu

Producers

Fernanda Carvalho
,
Tita Tessler

Music

Gustavo Kurlat
,
Ruben Feffer

Awards

Crystal Award and Audience Award
,
Annecy International Animation Festival 2014

Festivals

Annecy International Animation Festival 2014

Elsewhere

Enter the world of Cuca, a small boy growing up in the Brazilian countryside. His quiet life is thrown upside down when his father leaves to work in the neon-infused city, prompting curious Cuca to embark on an adventure to find him. Along the way he uncovers a new modern world dominated by animal-machines and a variety of strange characters. Brazilian artist Alê Abreu has created a nearly wordless, exquisitely rendered, whimsical and touching film which views contemporary society through the eyes of a child. Melding mesmerising sound design with uniquely original animation, its samba and hip-hop score is a perfect match for the playful, vibrant images – in which every frame near explodes with brilliant colour. — Nic Marshall

“The seemingly simple story unveils the conflict between country and city, poor and wealthy, handmade to motorized in such a way that audiences of all ages will experience different levels of the same narrative. Abreu’s film is captivating, keeping attention rapt for its full running time with hardly a line of dialogue all the way to its surprising and emotional finale.” — Seattle International Film Festival

 

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