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The Book of Life

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  2. Description
  3. Fact Sheet

Get whisked away into a magical world where a young hero must face his fears to save the love of his life!

The Book of Life was directed by none other than Jorge R. Gutierrez, creator of the 2023 Annecy Festival’s official poster, and the Mifa Campus patron!

Produced by Guillermo del Toro, The Book of Life revels in the Mexican Day of the Dead’s symbols and pays a proud tribute celebrating its rich and joyful culture steeped in tradition.

Take an exciting journey into the colourful, vibrant world of Jorge R. Gutierrez!

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: The Book of Life

    Directed by: Jorge R. GUTIERREZ

    Country: USA

    Year of production: 2014

    Running time: 01 h 37 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: 3D computer

    Version: French

    Process: Colour

    Target public: All audiences

  • Credits

    Directed by: Jorge R. GUTIERREZ


    Distribution: 20TH CENTURY FOX FRANCE

    Artistic direction: Paul Sullivan

    Script: Jorge R. Gutierrez, Douglas Langdale

    Graphics: Sandra Equihua

    Sets: Simon Valdimir Varela

    Animation: Kent Alfred, Ernesto Bottger, Eric Burnett, Eric Drobile, Jess Morris, Jason Petrocelli, Travis Tohill, Vitor Vilela

    Compositing: Gustavo Santaolalla

    Music: John Houlihan

    Editing: Ahren Shaw, Steven Liu