THE TOP OF THE WORLD

By Antonio COSTA VALENTE, Carlos SILVA

ICA - INSTITUTO DO CINEMA E DO AUDIOVISUAL, IP - as PROMO

Animation - Completed 2008


    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • PORTUGAL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Antonio COSTA VALENTE, Carlos SILVA
    • Writer(s)
    • Antonio COSTA VALENTE, Carlos SILVA, Vitor LOPES
    • Synopsis
    • This is the first Portuguese animation feature film.
      The entire story is developed in KING BARBECA’s faraway kingdom, he only thinks about building a gigantic tower. Tyrannical, wily and incredibly greedy, KING BARBECA forbids everything, plunging the kingdom into a sad and immense grey.
      It is forbidden to play!
      “- It is forbidden to climb trees, to talk to butterflies, to catch breezes, to hang on the stars...”
      JOHN is the boy, the boaster of the forest, KING BARBECA’s unexpected fireplace lighter.
      One day, while walking trough the forbidden forest of Azeméis, JOHN meets a young girl who tells him about the secrets of the stones and the mysteries of the “other side of forest”...
      Meanwhile, the forest is being destroyed and the endless castle tower is getting bigger. Will the TOP OF THE WORLD be the peak of this immeasurable construction?
      All the forest creatures, the GNOME and the WATER FAIRY, look at JOHN as their last opportunity. Will he be able?
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