An extraordinary feature from award-winning Brazilian director, Alê Abreu, Boy and the World looks, thinks, and feels like no other animated film you’ll see this year.
An urgent critique of industrialization, urbanization, and consumption, Boy and the World is a morally complex fable set in a wonderland so imaginative and intricate that you’ll be tempted to pause at every frame. But Abreu’s kaleidoscopic visuals — a dizzying mix of hand-drawn animation and cut-out collage — are only one dimension of his film’s sensory experience. Its lush sonic landscape, ranging from Brazilian samba to hip hop, propels your ears, as well as your eyes, deep into the multicolored fantasy of Abreu’s second feature film.
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