In this animated Goya winner, a group of friends set out to escape the dangerous post-apocalyptic world they live in and in the process discover that one of them holds a secret that could change the world forever.
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 Vázquez 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.
«You’d be hard-pressed to find anything as original or surprisingly poignant.» — Dennis Harvey, Variety
«A Haunting Pleasure… A Magnificent Achievement in Animation.» — Andrew Mack, ScreenAnarchy
Runtime: 76 minutes
Director: Leo Zhang
Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles
Friday, January 12: 4:00, 8:00
Saturday, January 13: 11:0AM, 7:00
Sunday, January 14: 3:00, 9:00
Monday, January 15: 1:00, 5:00
Tuesday, January 16: 3:00, 9:00
Wednesday, January 17: 1:00, 5:00
Thursday, January 18: 11:0AM, 7:00
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