Boy And The World
Filmfest 2014

This wordless, sensuous, uniquely original animated film follows Cuca, a young Brazilian boy who, in the hope of bring his family back together, ventures from his simple countryside home into a neon-infused, carnivalesque metropolis in search of his father who has left to find work in the city. 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. Employing everything from mosaics to watercolors, the film overflows with delight, exploding with vibrant color and samba/hip hop rhythms. 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.
40th Seattle International Film Festival

tags: Animation, Family, Society, Childhood, Road Movie, Feature film

Speaker: Vinicius Garcia, Lu Horta, Marco Aurélio Campos

Credits

Screenplay: Alê Abreu

Film Editor: Alê Abreu

Composer: Gustavo Kurlat, Ruben Feffer

Production Designer: Priscilla Kellen

Sound: Marcelo Cyro, Pedro Lima

Producer: Tita Tessler

Co-Producer: Fernanda Carvalho

Production Company: Filme de papel

World Sales: Elo Company

Director: Alê Abreu