Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

2015

Animation / Drama / Horror / Sci-Fi

11
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 96%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 938

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Director

Cast

Yuri Lowenthal as Zacharias / Additional Voices
Todd Haberkorn as Eldest Brother / Additional Voices
Barbara Goodson as Dinky's Mother / Mama Bird / Additional Voices
Cindy Robinson as Zacharias's Mother / Spider
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654.59 MB
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English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 16 min
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English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 16 min
P/S 9 / 76

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Alison 9 / 10

You'll Love It As It Breaks Your Heart

Life is bleak on the island after an "industrial accident" destroyed most life and left its remaining peoples to scramble amongst piles of rust and garbage to survive. Teenager Dinky wants only to run away, leave the island and find a better life, but she also wants to persuade Birdboy, a solitary youth who is shunned by most, takes drugs all the time (to subdue the demon living inside him) and rarely talks, to come away with her, for Dinky loves Birdboy. But Birdboy has his own joys and sorrows, the former being flying and his ability to seed the scorched earth with new life via glowing acorns and the latter being the murder of his father by police who misunderstood his purpose. He is not too sure how long he can continue in his life, and in the meantime Dinky and her friends plan their escape, while trying to avoid the clutches of the trash- dwelling rodents who call themselves "the forgotten children".... This is an animated film that began life in 2012 as a short and was subsequently expanded to full length by the two directors, Alberto Vasquez and Pedro Rivero. It is beautifully wrought, a piece of gorgeous (if often bleak) drawing, and the characters really get under your skin. But oh, it's so tragic for everyone involved; although the final images show a kind of beautiful transcendence, by then this viewer's heart was already completely broken by the pathos of it all. If you don't mind having your heart broken by film (as I don't), then give yourself the haunting pleasure of seeing this film!

Reviewed by srainemci 9 / 10

Absolutely Amazing

I recently was lucky to grab a seat in it's limited English release in NYC and I'm very glad I went out of my way to watch it. NYC theaters are loud and responsive, it spoke well of this film that the audience grew quiet and attentive 20 minutes in. While the film has it's comedy and of course features solely animated animals, it reaches amazing depths and tells a fully entertaining and visually captivating story. There is nothing immature or young about this film. The animation is wonderful and feels wholly original without shoving style into your face. The writing is superb and crisp, never feeling heavy handed nor childish. Each character has its own story, even if you don't get to see it, you feel their story through their design and dialogue. I was amazed to learn this was the two directors first feature length film, and while it is based on Vasquez's own comic (which explains their talent in story telling and character development) the ability to translate the story to a fully engaging film. I'm very excited to see what comes out of this team in the future.

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