29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Fri 14 July / Cinemobile / 22:15 / Mature
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“Cute anthropomorphic critters deal with some less-than-adorable issues – like depression, murder, environmental disaster, and general hopelessness […] a complex tonal and conceptual mix that’s not for children.”

— Variety

Competition Entry
Irish Premiere
First Feature

Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, Dinky and her friends hatch a 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. Alberto Vázquez’s Birdboy: the Forgotten Children is a darkly comic, mind-bending fantasy. Gorgeous graphic imagery brings to life a surreal and discordant world populated by adorable animated critters, searching for hope amid the ruin.

Won: Best Animated Feature, Fantasia International Film Festival.
Official Selection: Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Director Pedro Rivero & Alberto Vázquez
Cast Andrea Alzuri & Eva Ojanguren
Script Pedro Rivero & Alberto Vázquez
Producers Farruco Castromán, Carlos Juárez & Luis Tosar

Year 2016
Country Spain
Duration 76 minutes

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