Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2023


Directed by Alê Abreu


Director: Alê Abreu
Section: Spotlight
Country: Brazil
Year: 2022
Language: Portuguese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Stênio Garcia, Giulia Benite, Lorenzo Tarantelli


This animated film from Brazil is more than just a feast for the eyes. Its mystically tinged story also tells of environmental destruction and armed conflicts in a way that is suitable for children.

Claé and Bruó are secret agents working for two enemy kingdoms. When they are both sent on a mission to the enchanted forest, they discover that it is under threat from terrible giants. Amid the entrancing thicket of crumbling ruins and soaring desert cliffs, they are forced to leave their conflict behind. For only together can they find the Perlimps — mysterious creatures who can show them how to find peace.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Meet the director


Alê Abreu

Alê Abreu is a Brazilian film director, animator, and screenwriter. His second feature film, THE BOY AND THE WORLD (2013), received the Cristal for best feature film and the Audience Award at the 2014 Annecy Festival as well as an Oscar nomination for best animated feature in 2016. Abreu is the creator and supervisor of the animated preschool series VIVI VIRAVENTO, launched by the Discovery Channel in Brazil and Latin America in 2018. His third feature film, PERLIMPS, premiered at the Festival d’Animation Annecy in June 2022.


Screenplay: Alê Abreu
Composer: André Hosoi
Sound design: O Grivo
Animation: Sandro Cleuzo
Producer: Laís Bodanzky, Luiz Bolognesi
Production Company: Buriti Filmes
Executive producer: Ernesto Soto
Distributor: Film Verleih Gruppe