Phantom Boy

We’re guessing that most people haven’t had out of body experiences, but isn’t cinema kind of a collective astral projection (with popcorn and sodas)? Take a seat, open your eyes, and surrender your soul to Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli’s sophomore film-noir—Phantom Boy. In a pencil-colored and paper-textured New York, the French directors of the Academy Award nominee A Cat in Paris have crafted a light-hearted, supernatural procedural wherein a bed-ridden but super-powered boy teams up with a broken detective hero—à la Rear Window—to stop a cubist gangster and his bumbling henchmen from carrying out their anarchist plans. Not your average animated family flick, right? Join Animation Breakdown to revel in this metaphysical mystery!

Dir. Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol, 2015, DCP, 84 min.

Watch the trailer!