As every year, VARIETY has made its predictions of which might be the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards. In this occasion a mention is made for “Birdboy: The Forgotten Children” to be consider in the Animated Feature Film category.
The Spanish film co-directed by Alberto Vazquez and Pedro Rivero took the award for Best Animated Feature in this year’s Goya Awards and was nominated for Best Animation Film in the EFA-European Film Awards 2016. Undoubtedly, this feature deserves a place in the Oscars ceremony for being a magnificent achievement in animation with an unique approach to such a tragic story.
“Among the many vastly more expensive, live-action dystopian visions of recent cinema, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything as original or surprisingly poignant as “Psychonauts” – Variety [see full review]
Synopsis: Birdboy and Dinki lost their parents in a terrible environmental disaster that also devastated the island where they lived. In the beginning they comforted one another, but Birdboy has now retired to live alone in the forest, consumed by pain and oblivious to Dinki, who has decided to go on a dangerous journey in search of a better home. Birdboy will have to overcome his inner demons if he is to join Dinki in time to help her in her adventure and save himself.