Boy and the World
(O Menino e o Mundo)

$5 Weekend Matinee Admission or Free with Cambridge Public Library Card
Directed by Alê Abreu.
With Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta.
Brazil, 2013, DCP, color, 80 min.
Invented language.
DCP source: Gkids

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+

Part of program

Read more

Weekend Matinee

Current and upcoming programs

Read more

The B–Film Low–Budget Hollywood Cinema 1935–1959

Read more

Cinema of Resistance

Read more

Make My Day. The Cinematic Imagination of the Reagan Era

Read more
actor at desk with microphones in front and tv monitor in back

The Shipwrecker

Read more

Cinema of Resistance