KidFilm 2015: The Boy and the World
In The Boy and the World, Cuca lives a life of quiet wonder, exploring all that the countryside has to offer. But his cozy 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 and variety as his small world expands.
Simple line drawings of the village give way to broad brushstrokes forming giant bushels of cotton lining country roads. Approaching the city, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks fill the sky, while flashing neon advertisements and garish shop windows illuminate the night in this stunning visual feast.