2014 Annecy Film Festival Awards: Brazil’s ‘Boy And The World’ Takes Top Prizes

annecy logoThe 38th Annecy International Film Festival announced its top winners for the 2014 event, led by the Brazilian feature The Boy and the World (O menino e o mundo) winning both the audience and Cristal Award. The film, directed by Ale Abreu, centers on globalization and is told through colorful, crayon-like drawings.  Gkids acquired the film for U.S. distribution. It’s the second time that a Brazialian title has taken the top prize, last year’s being Rio 2096.

Bill Plympton’s hand-drawn Cheatin’ about a newly-wed wife, who becomes her cheating husband’s mistress took the Jury Award. Plympton is a two-time Oscar nominee and completed his film with Kickstarter funds. Jury Distinction went to Japan’s Giovanni’s Island (Giovanni no Shima), a Japanese-Russian language film based on true events about two children, from two different countries, who bond during the aftermath of WWII.

Other winners are as follows: (more…)

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2014/06/2014-annecy-film-festival-awards-brazils-boy-and-the-world-takes-top-prizes-788216/