O Menino e o Mundo (2013)
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The Boy and the World is an Oscar-nominated animated film from Brazil, with no real dialog (the characters speak in nonsense sounds), and that looks for all the world like a short film pushed to 80 minutes. It is amazing. The story follows a country boy who runs away from home to the big city to find his father. Along the way, we come to understand each part of the consumer chain, and how industrialization and then globalization is abusing the blue collar worker. The inequality between rich and poor in Brazil specifically has been captured before in such films as City of God, but never this elegantly. The animation style is unusual too, with the country all in crayola, but the city in collage patterns. It takes a little while to get used to the story-telling, but by the end, it really grips your heart and squeezes it. Great music too.
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This movie ranks #131 in Cinema Tropical's Best Latin American Films 2010-2019
This movie ranks #822 in Doubling the Canon