Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Boy and the World*
(O Menino e o Mundo)

Year: 2013
Country: BRAZIL
Run Time: 80 minutes

The Boy and the World*
The Boy and the World*
The Boy and the World*

When a father is forced to leave his family to find work, it creates a hole his son can’t seem to fill. Eager to be with his dad, and without his mother’s knowledge, the confused child embarks on a journey to find him. Along the way, he encounters a variety of colorful people who help him on his path-and some who don’t. At his young age, it’s overwhelming and downright scary at times. Mature beyond his years, he pushes on, never relenting in his mission. Can the tiny boy survive the big world to find his dad? Directed by Ale Abreu, THE BOY AND THE WORLD is a complex animated film unlike any other. The creative visuals will keep you glued to the screen, absorbing every stroke of the brush and bringing each character to life. Though certainly a family film, it also has a broad appeal. The story reads like a children’s book, yet its intelligence, unique style, and nearly dialogue-less approach will easily appeal to older audiences and even fans of the avant-garde. (Minimal dialogue and no subtitles) – E.F.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM -
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Sidebars
Family Films
Film Is Art

* Recommended for the little ones.

Director
Alê Abreu

Ale Abreu is a Brazilian musician who was born in São Paulo in 1971. His debut short "The Scarecrow" won the Audience Award for Best Brazilian Film at the Anima Mundi Animation Festival in 1998.

Filmography
"Cosmic Boy" (2007), THE BOY AND THE WORLD (2013)

Screenwriting
Alê Abreu

Cinematography
Débora Fernandes, Débora Slikta, Luiz Henrique Rodrigues, Marcus Vinicius Vasconcelos

Editing
Alê Abreu

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