Ana y Bruno
Ana y Bruno is a 2017 Mexican computer-animated horror-comedy-drama film based on the novel, Ana by Daniel Emil. It is produced by Altavista Films and Lo Coloco Films, and co-produced by Ítaca Films and Ánima Estudios.
|Ana y Bruno|
|Spanish||Ana y Bruno|
|Literally||Ana & Bruno|
|Directed by||Carlos Carrera|
|Produced by||Pablo Baksht|
Fernando de Fuentes
José C. García de Letona
|Written by||Daniel Emil|
Flavio González Mello
by Daniel Emil
Marina de Tavira
Daniel Carrera Pasternac
|Music by||Victor Hernández Stumpfhauser|
Lo Coloco Films
Discreet Arts Productions
|Distributed by||Corazon Films|
|Box office||MX$21.3 million|
After 13 years of production, the film was released in Mexico on 31 August 2018, receiving favorable reviews. It is described to be the most expensive animated film in the Mexican film industry with the budget of $104 million pesos (est. $5.35 million USD).
The film has won three "Best Animated Feature" awards including one from the 61st Ariel Awards in which the film has also earned nominations for "Adapted Screenplay" and "Original Score".
A young girl named Ana searches for her father to help save her troubled mother.
Ana y Bruno debuted at #6, grossing $16.8 million pesos in its first week, bombing at the national box-office. It grossed a total of $21.3 million pesos (est. $1.1 million USD)
Prior to its release, the film has received praise from other acclaimed Mexican film directors, including Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro. The film received favorable reviews from critics upon release, with many praising the story and theme, while criticism is focused on the animation and content. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently has a 71% "Fresh" rating.
Despite favorable feedback, the film also drew criticism from parents which many call "unsuitable" for younger viewers, and even caused some to leave early during the film's showings. The film has been given an "A" rating, allowing attendance of viewers of all ages (equivalent to the "G" MPAA rating) by the RTC, Mexico's film rating system, drawing backlash. The nature of the film's plot is focused on real-life situations such as mental illness and death, and has a "dark tone" which parents call "depressing". The designs of certain characters in the film have also received criticism, with parents referring to them as "terrifying". However, many other parents praised the film's story and writing, while otherwise criticizing the content. It is believed that the film's controversy is the cause of its underperformance.
Awards and nominations
|2018||15th Premios Canacine||Mejor Película de Animación
(Best Animated Film)
|Ana y Bruno||Won|
|2019||2018 Premios Quirino||Best Ibero-American Animation Feature Film||Carlos Carrera||Won|
|61st Ariel Awards||Mejor guion adaptado
(Best Adapted Screenplay)
|Daniel Emil, Flavio González Mello||Nominated|
|Mejor largometraje animado
(Best Feature Animation)
|Victor Hernández Stumpfhauser||Nominated|
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