Award-winning studio, NEON announced today that they have taken the North American rights to Spanish filmmaker Pablo Berger’s (Blancanieves) first animated feature film Robot Dreams, based on the award-winning graphic novel of the same name by Sara Varon. Robot Dreams will screen for the first time in Cannes this coming Saturday, May 20 in the Special Screenings section of the festival. The acquisition marks the first sale made at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. NEON has been prevalent in Cannes, scoring three consecutive Palme d’Or’s with Parasite in 2019; Titane in 2021; and Triangle of Sadness in 2022.
Robot Dreams is a universal exploration of the importance and fragility of friendship. The film follows DOG, who lives in Manhattan and one day, tired of being alone, decides to build himself a robot, a companion. Their friendship blossoms, until they become inseparable, to the rhythm of 80’s NYC. One summer night, DOG, with great sadness, is forced to abandon ROBOT at the beach. Will they ever meet again?