BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN
WEST COAST PREMIERE
In Spanish with English Subtitles
Alberto Vázquez & Pedro Rivero, Spain, 2015, 76 min
Recommended ages 14+
DIRECTOR IN PERSON
There is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds. Winner of Spain’s Goya Award for Best Animated Feature, Alberto Vázquez’s first feature is a darkly comic, mind-bending fantasy based on his own graphic novel and award winning short film. Striking graphic imagery brings to life a discordant world populated by adorable (and adorably disturbed) animated critters, searching for hope and love amid the ruin. Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to escape in the hope of finding a better life. Meanwhile, her old friend Birdboy has shut himself off from the world, pursued by the police and haunted by demon tormentors. But unbeknownst to anyone, he contains a secret inside him that could change the world forever.
Also selected as feature film in competition at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2016