Leo, who is 11, is a ghost kid: he can make himself invisible, fly and go through walls. Along with Alex, a cop in a wheelchair, he will have to rescue a journalist who’s been kidnapped by a gangster and save New York from destruction.
We tend to forget that comic books are always in two dimensions. Film, too, even though the glasses get us confused from time to time. Phantom Boy is a superhero story and a fairytale drawn in two dimensions, in which the design is the very childlike gaze that tinges this story that’s born from sadness and builds its own path towards joy. The most amazing thing about this film –which is for kids because it’s told through kids– lies on the fact that, as in the great universal tales, it doesn’t dodge inconveniencies and pains with the alibi of political correctness, because they are the ones that create adventure and, therefore, interest. Imagination is the largest of weapons, and these simple graphics of sophisticated colors make it compulsory to create space through emotions. LMDE
D: Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli G: Alain Gagnol F: Izu Troin E: Hervé Guichard DA: Pascal Vermeerch S: Loïc Burkhardt M: Serge Besset P: Jacques-Rémy Girerd PE: Catherine Blanc-Maurizi CP: Folimage Production, Lunanime I: Edouard Baer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Audrey Tautou, Jackie Berroyer
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He was born in France in 1967. He worked for French animation studio Folimage.
He was born in France in 1960. He co-directed his first feature A Cat in Paris (2010) with Alain Gagnol.