Dir. Pablo Berger, 2023, Spain, France, Color. 103 min.
Without dialogue or commentary
In competition, 2023 Festival Annecy International Animated Film Festival
2023 Cannes Film Festival
2023 Toronto International Fim Festival
This feature animation debut by Academy Award-nominated and Goya Award-winning Spanish director Pablo Berger adapts American author Sara Varon’s popular graphic novel for the big screen. The story, set in 1980s New York City, follows Dog, who—tired of being alone—builds himself a robot companion. Their friendship blossoms through a touching journey of companionship, its importance, and its fragility, which The Film Stage calls, “Profoundly human.” The film was received to great acclaim during its world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival.