The Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo)


Sequoia 2 Sun, Oct 5, 2014 11:00 AM
Rafael 1 Sun, Oct 12, 2014 11:15 AM
Film Info
Section:Children's Fest
¡Viva el Cine!
Running Time:85
Director:Alê Abreu
Producer:Fernanda Carvalho
Tita Tessler
Screenwriter:Alê Abreu
Editor:Alê Abreu
Cast:Vinicius Garcia
Felipe Zilse
Alê Abreu
Lu Horta
Marco Aurélio Campos (voices)
Note Writer:Roberta McNair


FOCUS ¡VIVA EL CINE! Nonverbal Handdrawn animation and music from luminaries in Brazil’s contemporary music scene enhance this wordless tale of a boy’s travels to find his father, who no longer can earn a living from the land. Traveling from his rainforest playground through the cotton harvests and factories where people like his father find work, to the anonymous city littered with a confusion of signs, billboards, and flyers that tout the values of a commercialized society, the boy keeps looking for his father. He sees his birds, trees, and song replaced by endless lines of trucks, piles of trash, and displaced people and knows only that he wants to restore his happy family and life of color and wonder. But the new world has chosen progress—armored monsters razing forests and people turned into identical, anonymous commodities—over traditional ways of life, cultural heritage, and natural diversity. Awash with color, motion, music, and wonder, The Boy and the World is an experience meant for the big screen, even as it precisely captures the viewpoint of one so small. Ages 6+


Additional Information

Alê Abreu was born in São Paulo, Brazil on March 6, 1971. His 2007 short "Passo" was screened at animation festivals throughout the world. In 2008, Abreu launched the feature film "Garoto Cósmico" in theaters and on DVD, with a book adaptation that same year. In 2010, he released his second book, "Mas Será que Nasceria a Macieira?", in partnership with Priscilla Kellen. That year, the artist was invited to create the logo for the 18th Annual AnimaMundi international Animation Festival. His newest feature film, "O Menino e o Mundo” (“Boy and the World ") was released in 2014.