Posted by Entertainment Weekly on June 29, 2018 04:23:06What if I wanted to live in a sea of trees?
It would be pretty weird.
That’s the premise of an animated film about the island of Kefalonia in Finland, a place that’s as remote as it is gorgeous.
Created by Finnish animation studio F.E.M.O., the film follows Kefalos, a young boy whose life is suddenly thrust into turmoil when his father dies suddenly and unexpectedly.
The film was released this week in the United States and has already been seen by more than 8.6 million people, according to the Motion Picture Association of America.
It’s one of the highest-grossing animated movies of all time, earning more than $3 billion in worldwide ticket sales.
The story follows Kofalos as he travels from his childhood home in the mountains of northern Finland to Kefalo island, a small island that has been inhabited for thousands of years.
He eventually learns that he can change his father’s death into a blessing for his mother, who is currently being treated for cancer.
It becomes clear that not only is Kofalo a unique individual, but that he has an uncanny ability to change the course of history.
In the film, Kefalis life is turned upside down when a giant rock turns out to be a living island, with its own set of rules and rules for how to live.
While Kefals father was dying, the island was invaded by a mysterious giant who destroys it and leaves behind a giant island that Kefalus can inhabit.
The giant island, Kofalis life, turns out, is not so unique after all.
The island has become a kind of unofficial “capital of the world,” with its citizens living in a world of their own.
But when Kefaliys mother dies suddenly, K.F.O. team sets out to find the source of the disaster that destroyed the island, and to save the island.
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