In this retelling of the classic fairy tale, veteran Brazilian animator Arnaldo Galvão inverts several elements of the narrative while revising some of the most typical villain stereotypes. History, with its origins in the Middle Ages, reemerges full of contemporary and even futuristic signs, in a project that has been in the works for almost twenty years. Screened at several animation and children’s festivals around the world, the film offers a wide variety of ideas for parents and teachers to talk to children after its screening. (E.V.)
Arnaldo Galvão has been working with animation since 1980. He has produced and directed award-winning short films as well as advertising and educational films, screened at festivals such as Annecy, Ottawa, and Rotterdam. In 2013 he directed a feature documentary film about the history of animation in Brazil. In 2016, he produced the animated children’s series "Godofredo", shown on TV Cultura and TV Brasil.