Animated distributor GKIDS is gearing up for Friday’s release of “Boy and the World” with an exhilarating new music video that showcases the film’s eye-popping visual landscape. Directed by Alê Abreu, the movie has won over 40 festival awards. With a December release date, it also might be an Oscar dark horse worth keeping an eye on.
The official synopsis reads: “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.”
Watch the exclusive music video above. “Boy and the World” opens in select theaters December 11.