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Boy & the World

O Menino e o Mundo

2013 / Brazil / 80 min / V
Total votes: 25, Average: 9.2
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Director(s) - Alê Abreu
Screenwriter(s) - Alê Abreu
Actors - Vinicius Garcia (voice), Felip Zilse (voice), Marco Aurélio Campos (voice)
Producer(s) - Fernanda Carvalho, Tita Tessler
Cinematographer -
Editor(s) - Alê Abreu
Composer(s) - Ruben Feffer
Sales agent - Elo Company
Distributor - Kino Pavasaris Distribution
Production company -
Dialogues - Portugese (backwards)
Subtitles - No Subtitle

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 the whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks.

About Directors

Alê Abreu (born 1971 in São Paulo, Brazil).


„The Scarecrow“ (1998, short),  „Goroto Cósmico“ (2007), „Birth“ (2007, short), „Boy & the World (2014, „Kino Pavasaris“).