Robot Dreams

Directed by Pablo Berger
Monday, June 3 , 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Tuesday, June 4 , 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos
Price: € 4.50 incl. vat (Student) € 9.00 incl. vat (Others)

Set in 1980s New York, the friendship between Dog and Robot is put to the test in this heartwarming adventure filled with humor, friendship, and nostalgic pop culture. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Genre: animation
Language: no spoken word 

Dog lives alone in Manhattan, but he is tired of being alone. So, he orders and builds his own robot. Soon Dog and Robot become best friends and set out to explore New York together. But after a beautiful day at the beach, disaster strikes and they are separated. Dog struggles to reunite with his robot buddy, while Robot continues to dream of their adventures together. Robot Dreams, directed by Pablo Berger (Blancanieves), had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Grand Prix at Annecy, the most important international animation festival. 

The Student Film Committee recommends this movie because: “It's heartwarming and a masterclass in visual storytelling. Containing no dialogue, it is nevertheless crystal clear what is going on in the movie at all times. Come watch it and it will melt your heart!”

The film was nominated for and won many awards, including Best Film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

“A gloriously bittersweet animated wonder" Indiewire

“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.” The Wrap

“This lovely, ultimately heartbreaking story about the power of connection and painful absurdities of fate is all the more amazing for being told with no dialogue or title cards… a wistful work of animated art.” Reeling reviews

Ticket information
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket by clicking on the black “order” button on this page.
Please note: you can only buy a ticket online; tickets cannot be purchased with cash or bank card at the ticket counter. 
For more general information about tickets, refund policies, etc., please click here.

Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30 sharp (no pre-film advertisements) and the cinema hall opens at 19:10. We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time. 

The Studium Generale film program is selected in collaboration with the Student Film Committee and Natlab.

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