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szdaily -> Culture
Coco
    2017-November-15  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Delivering a universal message about family bonds while adhering to* folkloric traditions, this film also has vibrant visuals and a peerless voice cast populated almost entirely* by Mexican and Latino actors.

Despite the title, the lead character is in fact Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), a 12-year-old resident of the town of Santa Cecilia who dreams of becoming a famous musician just like his idol, the late great Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt).

However, Miguel’s family has forbidden any form of music in their household for the past several generations — ever since his great-great-grandfather was said to have abandoned* his loved ones in pursuit of* his singing career.

Despite the strong-armed disapproval* of resident family enforcer Abuelita (Renee Victor), Miguel sets off to follow his muse, and, in the process, finds himself subject to* an otherworldly occurrence that results in his only being visible to those who have crossed over from the Land of the Dead to take part in Dia de los Muertos celebrations.

Miguel’s only hope of reversing* the effect is to be blessed with a magical marigold* petal by his great-great-grandmother, Mama Imelda (Alanna Noel Ubach), but she’ll only agree under the condition that he’ll forever give up any and all musical aspirations*.

The filmmakers create a richly woven tapestry of comprehensively researched storytelling, fully dimensional characters and vivid, beautifully textured visuals.

There’s dazzling work on display in the lands of the living and dead, connected by a bridge constructed out of thousands of those brilliant, shimmering marigold petals.

The voice cast similarly shines. Ana Ofelia Murguia coaxes some genuinely earned tears as Miguel’s fading great-grandmother Mama Coco; over in the Land of the Dead, Gael Garcia Bernal amuses as the seemingly carefree Hector, who serves as Miguel’s resourceful* tour guide.

The film’s soulful signature song “Remember Me” is penned by “Frozen” twosome Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. (SD-Agencies)

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