Psiconautas, the forgotten children
Psiconautas, los niños olvidados -
2015 - Color - 75 mn - Original version with French subtitles - Spain, France - Animation, Fantasy
Directed by : Pedro Rivero, Alberto Vazquez. Produced by : Zircone, Farruco Castroman, Basque Films, Carlos Juarez. Screenplay by : Alberto Vazquez, Pedro Rivero. Artistic direction : Alberto Vazquez. Music by : Aránzazu Calleja
Life slowly gets back to normal on an island a few years after a nuclear disaster. As Birdboy can’t recover from his father’s disappearance, Dinky and his friends try to find a solution to leave the island for good.
It’s been a few years since the Spanish duo has been shaking up the animation world with films such as Unicorn Blood or more recently Decorado (a short film screened at the festival this year as well). Their first feature is based on their memorable short Birdboy. A mix between Tim Burton, Ghibli, René Laloux and Guernica, this film is filled with the obsessions of Spanish cinema: memory, family and the generation gap.