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ROBOT DREAMS

Opens Friday, May 31

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PABLO BERGER
BASED ON THE GRAPHIC NOVEL BY SARA VARON

2024 ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE, BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
GOYA AWARDS WINNER: BEST ANIMATION FEATURE & BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

A tender, affecting tale of friendship, the animated ROBOT DREAMS is set in a 1980s NYC populated solely by pigs, birds, cats, and other animal clans. Yet Dog leads a lonely existence, eating TV dinners in his East Village walkup. When he sees an infomercial for a robot-building kit, he seizes the chance for the perfect city buddy: Dog and Robot eat hot dogs together on 5th Avenue, roller skate in Central Park, venture to Coney Island — to the groove of their song, Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September.” But when Robot gets stranded at the beach, Dog is helpless to rescue him; and, as the seasons change, they both endure a separation that will change them forever.

2023     102 MIN.     SPAIN / FRANCE     NEON

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ROBOT DREAMS

Opens Friday, May 31

Reviews

“WONDERFUL. Beautifully detailed. Bolstered by the resilience of New York City, this is one of the loveliest movies you will see this year, animated or otherwise.”
– Tomris Laffly, The Wrap

“Grade: A.  A delightfully bittersweet animated wonder that embodies the medium’s most purely cinematic qualities. With its soulful tin heart, ROBOT DREAMS moves us to appreciate the fortune of having a precious pal.”
– Carlos Aguilar, Indiewire

“Stirring and delicate…[Berger] subverts the common expectations for robot movies through savvy inventiveness, winking references, and an unfettered heart.This is a vibrant, rich film whose clean line and bright hues pop across a New York canvas, managing to succinctly capture the visual and sonic verve of the city… its radical sweetness arises from a wellspring of empathy.”
– Robert Daniels, The Playlist

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