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From the distributor that brought you Academy Award nominees Song of the Sea, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, and The Secret of Kells comes the critically acclaimed, visually electrifying musical odyssey Boy & the World—already being hailed as “unequivocally the best animated film of the year!” by Indiewire.
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 whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks.
Boy & the World opens at IFC Center on December 11, with director Alê Abreu in person at select shows. Watch the movie trailer below, and get 25% off your ticket price with discount code BKMAG.