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Boy & the World (2013)
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Director:Alê Abreu Producer:Tita Tessler, Fernanda Carvalho Screenplay by:Alê Abreu Music by:Ruben Feffer, Gustavo Kurlat

Edited by:Alê Abreu Running time:80 minutes Country:Brazil Language:Portuguese Genre:Animation, Adventure, Family  

Subtitle: no need to translate  Starring: Vinicius Garcia ... Menino (voice), Felipe Zilse ... Jovem e Vozes Adicionais (voice),
Alê Abreu ... Velho (voice)
, Lu Horta ... Mãe (voice), Marco Aurélio Campos ... Pai (voice)

 
 

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Academy Awards, USA 2016

Nominated
Oscar
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Alê Abreu 
 

Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2014

Won
Audience Award
Feature
Alê Abreu 
Won
Cristal
Best Feature
Alê Abreu 
 

Annie Awards 2016

Nominated
Annie
Best Animated Feature - Independent
Outstanding Achievement in Music in an Animated Feature Production
Gustavo Kurlat 
Ruben Feffer 
Outstanding Achievement in Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Alê Abreu 
 

Cairo International Film Festival 2014

Won
Silver Pyramid
Best Screenplay
Alê Abreu 
 

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize 2015

Won
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Animated Film (Melhor Filme de Animação)
Alê Abreu 
Best Children''s Film (Melhor Filme Infantil)
Alê Abreu 
Nominated
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Screenplay, Original (Melhor Roteiro Original)
Alê Abreu 
 

Cuiabá Film and Video Festival 2014

Won
Coxiponé Award
Best Screenplay (Melhor Roteiro)
Alê Abreu 
 

Mill Valley Film Festival 2014

Won
Audience Award
Best Children''s Feature Film
Alê Abreu 
 

Munich Film Festival 2014

Won
One Future Prize - Honorable Mention
Alê Abreu (director) 
 

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2015

Nominated
SFFCC Award
Best Animated Feature
 

Seattle International Film Festival 2014

Nominated
Films4Families Youth Jury Award
Alê Abreu 
 

Shanghai International Film Festival 2014

Won
Special Jury Award
Official Selection Feature
Alê Abreu (director) 
Filme de Papel (production company) 
Elo Company (distributor) 
 

São Paulo International Film Festival 2013

Won
Youth Award
Best Brazilian Film
Alê Abreu 
 

The Platino Awards for Iberoamerican Cinema 2015

Won
Platino Award
Best Animation Film
Alê Abreu 
Brazil
 

Village Voice Film Poll 2015

Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Animated Feature
4th place.

 
 

Boy & the World (Portuguese: O Menino e o Mundo) is a 2013 Brazilian animated film written and directed by Alê Abreu. It was nominated at the 88th Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature.

Plot
Cuca is a boy who lives in a distant world, in a small village in the interior of his mythical country. One day, he sees his father leaving in search of work, embarking on a train towards to an unknown capital. The weeks that follow are of anguish and confusing memories. Until then, one night, a breath of wind breaks into the bedroom window and takes the boy to a distant and magical place.

Reception

The film''s worldwide premiere occurred at the Ottawa International Animation Festival where it won the an Honourable Mention for Best Animated Feature "Because it was full of some of the most beautiful images we''ve ever seen". It also earned an honorable mention at the Festival do Rio and won the Youth Award at the Mostra de Cinema de São Paulo. At the Festival de Cinema de Animação de Lisboa, it won the Best Film Award. At the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, it won the Cristal Award for Best Feature Film, and was voted the favorite film by the audience. In 2015, at Animafest Zagreb, the film won the Grand Prix for feature film. The jury stated that they have awarded the film because it uses innovative artwork, combines both political and emotional feelings, that took them in a colorful trip.







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