This whimsical drama about a grieving husband, Víctor, and his wise nine-year-old son, Ingmar, sensitively covers some serious topics with humour and compassion. Víctor has descended into alcoholism and depression, but he was once a talented filmmaker and model maker extraordinaire. Struggling to cope with his current reality, he takes his devoted son on flights of fancy using some delightful animation and 2D special effects, drawing on the hundreds of movies they’ve watched together. Produced by Álex de la Iglesia, there are hints of darkness here, but it’s also a beautiful homage to classic cinema and traditional animation. ¡Viva! cinephiles get set to be enchanted by this magical tale.
Short film screening alongside this feature film: La Noria
A young boy who loves to draw and build Ferris Wheels encounters strange creatures that turn his life upside down. This animated horror film presents a personal vision about monsters, grief, memories and closure. It is a story about broken pieces coming together in an unexpected way, about hitting rock bottom, facing your fears and coming back from the brink.