We are delighted to be able to share with you a collection of vibrant, revealing concept art from Ale Abreu’s Academy Award nominated Boy and the World — which is playing in select U.S. theaters today. Additional openings will take place across North America throughout February and March. (A complete list of theaters can be found at www.boyandtheworldfilm.com.)
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.