The Book of Life

{4.5/5} “Did I mention I also studied fencing?”

The Book of Life, released in 2014

Manolo wants to be a musician but his father wants him to be a bullfighter in the family tradition. Joaquin is a soldier, like his father who died fighting a fearsome bandit. Manola and Joaquin both like Maria, who’s been away at school for years. La Muerte, ruler of the Land of the Remembered, and Xibalba, ruler of the Land of the Forgotten, have placed a wager on which man will win Maria’s heart. If Xibalba wins they will switch domains, and if La Muerte wins then Xibalba will stop interfering in human affairs. This is a fabulous movie with a great sense of humour and a unique animation style.

Directed by Jorge R. GutiƩrrez (character designer on Guardians of Oz).

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