Birdboy: The Forgotten Children — Trailer


added: Fri, Dec 1st '17

In a bleak, post-apocalyptic world, several oddly eccentric animal creatures band together as they escape their nightmarish homeland to search for a better life and future.

Welcome to the sad yet sumptuous universe of "Birdboy: The Forgotten Children." It's an arthouse animated feature that appears to be more Lynchian than Disney, and it's certainly looks nothing like anything we've seen before. That is, it looks disturbingly dark but absolutely gorgeous at the same time.

Written and directed by award-winning Spanish animators Alberto Vazquez and Pedro Rivero, "Birdboy" is the feature-length version of the filmmakers' Goya-winning 12-minute short film, which itself was based on Vazquez's graphic novel.

A Goya Winner for Best Animated Feature in 2017 (Spain's equivalent of the Oscars), "Birdboy" will be making its way to New York and Los Angeles on December 15th, expanding to additional cities in January.

There is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds. 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.

Based on a graphic novel and short film by co-director Alberto Vazquez and winner of the Goya Award for Best Animated Feature (where Vázquez won Best Animated Short Film in the same year), Birdboy: The Forgotten Children is a darkly comic, beautiful and haunting tale of coming of age in a world gone to ruin.


directed by   Alberto Vazquez, Pedro Rivero

release date   December 15, 2017 (NY, LA) - January 2018 (Expands)

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