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Robot Dreams

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Living a solitary existence in Manhattan, Dog is tired of being alone, and mail orders a friend he can assemble himself: Robot. Their friendship blooms while exploring all that 1980s New York City has to offer. Capturing the fantastical possibilities of animated storytelling, director Pablo Berger (Blancanieves) balances the loveable duo’s quirky antics, such as roller skating in Central Park to the classic tunes of Earth, Wind & Fire, with a hint of melancholic longing.

Dog and Robot’s adventures through an NYC filled with anthropomorphized animals may be a fun-filled lark, but Robot Dreams is more than a city symphony devoted to friendship, as it considers heartbreak and loneliness with an assured depth of feeling. Brimming with the heartfelt experience of love, loss, and friendship, this adaptation of Sara Varon’s acclaimed graphic novel showcases the beauty of 2D animation and the power of dialogue-free cinema in an enchanting, illustrated world. Filled with laughter and tears, Robot Dreams is a delightful, bittersweet journey for all ages.

Bolstered by the resilient spirit of New York City, this is one of the loveliest movies that you will see this year, animated or otherwise.


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No Dialogue

101 min
Animation Comedy Drama

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Ignasi Estapé, Sandra Tapia, Ibon Cormenzana, Pablo Berger, Angel Durández


Pablo Berger


José Luis Ágreda, Benoît Feroumont, Daniel Fernándes Casas, Patricia Andrades


Fernando Franco

Original Music

Alfonso de Vilallonga, Yuko Harami


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Pablo Berger

Pablo Berger was born in Bilbao, Spain. He’s directed many films, including Torremolinos 73 (2003), Blancanieves (2012), and Abracadabra (2017). Robot Dreams (2023) is his latest film and first animated feature.

Filmography: Torremolinos 73 (2003); Blancanieves (2012); Abracadabra (2017)

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