Magazine article Screen International

GKIDS Boards Dystopian Animation 'Birdboy: The Forgotten Children'

Magazine article Screen International

GKIDS Boards Dystopian Animation 'Birdboy: The Forgotten Children'

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Film won best animated feature at 2016 Goya Awards.

GKIDS has acquired North American rights to Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero's animated feature.

The distributor plans an autumn theatrical release in Spanish and a new English-language version for the film adapted from Alberto Vázquez's graphic novel and short film, Birdboy.

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.

The dystopian fantasy was an official selection in several festivals including Annecy, BFI London, Fantasia and San Sebastian, among others. …

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