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Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

A Film by Alberto Vázquez & Pedro Rivero

In Spanish with English Subtitles
Alberto Vázquez & Pedro Rivero, Spain, 2015, 76 min
Recommended ages 14+

Saturday, October 21, 4:15pm
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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.

Film also selected as feature film in competition at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2016

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Meet Your Maker

Alberto Vázquez

BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN Alberto Vázquez is an animation director, illustrator and cartoonist. His books and comics have been published in countries like Spain, France, Italy, Brazil and Korea. He […]

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Pedro Rivero

BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN Producer, director and screenwriter. Screenwriter for several TV animated series and for the feature film Goomer, Goya Award for the Best Spanish Animated Feature Film 1999. […]

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Saturday, October 21, 4:15pm
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