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'Another Day Of Life' Opens in NYC and LA This September

Another Day Of Life is an adult animated drama that has screened on the festival circuit to considerable acclaim. The film was a Cannes selection in 2018 and a winner of the European Film Award and Goya award for Best Animated Feature.

The film's US rights have been picked up by GKIDS Films, who have announced that it will screen in IFC Center New York and the Laemmle Glendale, LA from September 13. Alongside the release date, the distributor has released a new full length trailer.

Raúl De La Fuente and Damian Nenow's film is based on the factual book by acclaimed war journalist Ryszard "Ricardo" Kapuściński, recounting his experiences in Angola following the outbreak of civil war that followed its independence in 1975. The film combines archive interviews documentary footage with bold cel-shaded CG animation to create a unique experience.

With its fact-based origins and putting the spotlight on a chapter in relatively recent history, the film makes a good companion piece with Denis Do's superb Funan, which GKIDS also released earlier in the summer.

As always with these smaller releases, there's a chance that it could expand to further venues at a later date, so hopefully more people will get a chance to check it out (as happened with Funan). Check out the website for updates.

The trailer can be seen below.

An official Cannes selection and winner of festival prizes and awards worldwide, ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE is a daringly ambitious dive into the chaos of war, based on the book by the journalist Ryszard “Ricardo” Kapuściński, one of the world’s most compelling chroniclers of conflict. Intercutting a graphically bold animation style with interviews and archival footage, the visually striking film conveys a rare immediacy as it tells of the outbreak of civil war following Angola’s independence from Portugal in 1975. Against all advice, Kapuściński is intent on driving south into the heart of the bloody conflict to find the isolated rebel leader Farrusco. His animated trip through corpse-strewn roads conveys an undeniable urgency, while the documentary testimony reminds us that we are watching actual history