October 18, 2016
By Thanussha Priyah
Cannes – At the occasion of MIPCOM Junior 2016, Cyber Group Studios announced Iqbal as the first animated feature to be distributed by the company.
Iqbal, Tale of a Fearless Child, the movie is a moving and poetic tale inspired from a children true-story, and developed with the sponsorship of The Unicef. This French – Italian coproduction is based on the book of Francesco D’amano that was published in more than 30 territories around the world. The film was released in French theaters in August and was critically acclaimed by the press.
Iqbal, an impish and joyful kid, lives in a poor village with his mother and sister. He spends enjoyable and ordinary days playing football with his friends. The great adventure begins when the family doctor prescribes expensive medicines to Iqbal’s sick brother. The little boy, as he desperately wants to help his family, bravely decides to go to the nearest city to raise money for the medicine. Unfortunately, nothing happens as planned as he will be obliged to work for an unscrupulous carpet manufacturer. Its immense courage will save him and his fellow prisoners from the clutches of the horrible dealer.