Browning Cinema

Boy and the World (2013)

Sunday, October 2, 2022
Boy and the World (2013) Professor Pfinklepfunder's $1 Sunday Family Films
Professor Pfinklepfunder's $1 Sunday Family Films
Directed by Alê Abreu
With Vinicius Garcia, Lu Horta, Felipe Zilse
Rated PG, 80 minutes, DCP
In Portuguese with English subtitles.

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. Throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song.





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