BOY AND THE WORLD (O MENINO E O MUNDO) (2013) by Alê Abreu
“Some dreams survive”
There is a place calls Fantasy where nobody goes now because the animation films with the blow of digital technology are hyper-reaistic and they don’t let anything to the imagination. The boy and the world takes us to this world where with a line, thousand colours and some clippings a country appears, Brazil. Through Cuca’s eyes, a Brazilian boy, and him adventure when he goes to look for him father to the cotton fields, how us will know, the country life, the cotton fields, the cotton factories, the industrialization, the globalization, the favelas and the Brazil’s rhythmn.
The movie is a symphonic visual poem and shows us through every rhythmns of this country the infinite faces of Brazil. Each of the songs of the soundtrack interwaves with the others, they are mixed, and they dance each others. The rhythmn is the metaphor under the nice lines and figures, not only the rhythmn of a country, the rhythmn of the life also. We can tie every moments of our lifes to the one song, and this is made in this movie, the pictures aren’t anything without the music.
There aren’t hardly dialogs, if it could had been this and the action would have understood. It is a msterful demostration about how the words becomes blurred in this crazy world where everything goes to fast like the samba rhythmn.
I call this movie a “meeting ponit” between children and adults, a place where the adults can be children once more time and the children can be children for one day more. It is a place to the reflection about: is the urgent things the most important things? It is a essential movie like “The Little Prince” is an essential book.
Traducido por: Iulia García.