Essential Cinema: World Animation

BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN

Directed by Alberto Vázquez & Pedro Rivero

Spain, 2017, 1h 16min, DCP, In Spanish with English Subtitles

Essential Cinema  World Animation

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752

Showtimes

Thu, May 24

A post-apocalyptic wasteland, adolescent love and hope in a depleted landscape – even in the darkest of worlds, hope persists. BIRDBOY is a striking, Goya award-winning, fever-dream populated by anthropomorphic creatures, human in their dreams and yearnings, trapped in a world destroyed by nuclear catastrophe. Confined to a wasteland, Dinki and her friends plan to escape the island they call home in search of a better life. Only a sullen, pill-popping, BIRDBOY, secluded from the world, beset by personal demons, holds the secret to a brighter future.

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