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Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)

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Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015) // Psiconautas, los niños olvidados (2015) -- while this film is animated, it is not a child-friendly film.

Spain | 76 min | NR | DCP | Dir. Alberto Vázquez & Pedro Rivero | English Subtitles

"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." (Official Site)

"Birdboy: The Forgotten Children is its own unique, damaged creature." - Sherilyn Connelly (Village Voice)

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