‘He has 24 hours to save New York City.’
The highly anticipated latest from filmmakers Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, whose previous animation A CAT IN PARIS was nominated for an Academy Award, PHANTOM BOY is a stylish noir caper set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York.
Featuring the vocal talents of Vincent D’Onofrio, Jared Padalecki and Fred Armisen, the film tells the story of Leo, an 11-year-old boy whose mysterious illness allows him to transform into a ghostly phantom and leave the confines of his body. While in hospital, he teams up with an injured detective in order to foil a destructive plot concocted by a nefarious villain known only as ‘The Face’.
The film is released in UK cinemas from 21 October in conjunction with Children’s Cinema Club, a BFI-supported initiative to release traditional, non-mainstream animations to a wider audience. It is also a highlight of the Family section of the 2016 BFI London Film Festival.