Open your senses to a refreshingly original, uniquely animated feature film from Brazil. Cuca, a small boy, lives a life of quiet wonder exploring all that the countryside has to offer. But his life is disrupted when his father has to leave for the city to find a job. Cuca’s quest to reunite the family sends him on an adventurous journey. Director Alê Abreu’s striking style employs crayon-like drawings, kaleidoscopic images and watercolors that explode with vibrant color. The film’s music—featuring pan flute, samba and Brazilian hip-hop—dazzles as it mixes with the kinetic rainbow of colors. Audiences of all ages will experience different levels of the same narrative when the seemingly simple story becomes a cautionary tale. Winner of Cristal Award for Best Feature Film and Audience Award at the prestigious Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
Age recommendation: 8+