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«Robot Dreams» by Pablo Berger from Bilbao at the Oscars

Maria Jose Gonzalez

January 23, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.

The journey of “Robot Dreams” against giants of world animation

"Robot Dreams", the acclaimed work of Bilbao filmmaker Pablo Berger, faces a monumental challenge at the Oscars, facing giants of world animation. This feature film, a jewel of Basque cinema, has managed to carve out a place among the titans of the genre, competing against renowned works such as "The Boy and the Heron" by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, the Pixar proposal "Elemental", the innovative "Spider -man: Crossing the Multiverse” and the Netflix production “Nimona”.

"The Boy and the Heron" by Hayao Miyazaki a weighty competition

Hayao Miyazaki, recognized worldwide for his mastery of Japanese animation and winner of two Oscars, returns to the fray with "The Boy and the Heron." This film, which has already left a memorable impression at Zinemaldia, is one of the most anticipated nominations and is emerging as one of the favorites in the competition.

Pixar and “Elemental” the experience at play

Pixar's "Elemental," while perhaps not shining with the intensity of previous masterpieces like "Wall-E," "Up" or "Toy Story," represents Pixar's deep knowledge and experience in creating Oscar-winning films. . With 18 statuettes under its belt, Pixar is formidable competition for "Robot Dreams."

"Spider-Man: Crossing the Multiverse" a favorite of audiences and critics

The Spider-Man universe has not only triumphed in live-action cinema, but in recent years it has achieved success in animation, as demonstrated by "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." This new installment, "Spider-man: Crossing the Multiverse", is presented as one of the great favorites, consolidating Spider-man's position as a gold mine for Hollywood.

Netflix's "Nimona" the surprise

Although “Nimona” might seem like the lesser-known contender among “Robot Dreams” rivals, critics have elevated this Netflix production to be one of the best films of 2023, representing a serious challenge in this category.

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«Robot Dreams», Basque film talent

Despite the size of its competitors, "Robot Dreams" is presented as a work that has managed to earn a place among the greats, even surpassing "Super Mario Bros: the Movie", one of the great commercial successes of the year. This achievement is not only a triumph for Pablo Berger and his team, but also for the Basque film industry, demonstrating that with talent and dedication, one can shine on the most prestigious stages of world cinema.

The race to the Oscars will not be easy for "Robot Dreams", but its mere presence in this competition is a testimony to the growing recognition and quality of Basque cinema on the international scene. Film lovers in Bilbao and throughout Bizkaia are looking forward to seeing how this work takes on the giants of animation on one of the most important nights in cinema.

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