Phantom Boy / Phantom Boy (age: 9+)
Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain GagnolFrance, Belgium / 2015 / 84' 0''
Dubrava Cultural Centre, 11:00 h
Tuškanac Cinema, 17:30 h
Cultural Center Travno, 11:00 h
Trešnjevka Cultural Centre, 11:00 h
Hospitalized with a serious illness, eleven-year-old Leo discovers that he is able to leave his body and fly around the city, passing through walls just like a phantom. One day, Leo has a chance meeting with police officer Alex, confined to a wheelchair after his injury at the hands of an evil mob kingpin — a villain who has just taken control of New York City's power supply and given the Mayor a twenty-four-hour ultimatum. When Alex learns of Leo's abilities, they partner to become the swiftest duo in the business. Along with Alex's love interest, fearless reporter Mary, they will race against time to thwart the criminal's plan and save the city.
Jean-Loup Felicioli (1952) studied fine arts in Annecy, Strasbourg, Perpignan and Valence and joined the Folimage Studio as an animator in 1987. He worked as a production designer on the feature film Raining Cats and Frogs (2001). In 1996 he directed The Egoist with Alain Gagnol, a collaboration which would continue for many more projects. Their first feature film A Cat in Paris was nominated for the Oscars in 2012. Their 2D feature film, Phantom Boy, has just been released.
Alain Gagnol (born in 1967) studied illustration, cartooning and animation at the École Emile Cohl in Lyon. With a degree in graphic arts, he joined Folimage as an animator. In 1996 he directed The Egoist with Jean-Loup Felicioli, a collaboration which would continue for many more projects. Their first feature film A Cat in Paris was nominated for an Oscar in 2012. Their 2D feature film, Phantom Boy, has just been released. At the same time, he wrote for the publishers Gallimard, Le Cherche Midi and Magnard jeunesse.