GKIDS has acquired North American rights to Alê Abreu’s Brazilian animation Boy And The World, which screens in competition at Annecy this week.

“From the very first notes on screen, Boy And The World [sic] announces itself as a special film, and a true discovery,” said GKIDS director of distribution Dave Jesteadt.

“We are excited to bring director Alê Abreu’s very personal film to North America, and share a compassionate, musical epic that domestic audiences are sure to embrace.”

The Boy And The World [O Menino E O Mundo] centres on a young boy’s quest to reunite his family after his father leaves for the big city.

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