Funny Pages

Robert, a high school student living an uneventful and normal life with his parents, harbors a passion for drawing cartoons. Following a conversation with a teacher urging authenticity, Robert’s world takes a turn when the professor dies suddenly, prompting him to leave home and pursue his dream. However, renting an illegal shared boiler room apartment and encountering Wallace, an unstable man who used to work in the cartoon industry, turn Robert’s journey into a challenging adventure.

 

Newcomer filmmaker Owen Kline, with an underground aesthetic reminiscent of comics, has captured the attention of audiences and festivals worldwide. The film was showcased at the Directors’ Fortnight and the Gijon Film Festival, and earned a nomination at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Credits

Year: 2022
Runtime: 86′
Country: USA
Direction: Owen Kline
Screenplay: Owen Kline
Cast: Daniel Zolghadri, Matthew Maher, Miles Emanuel
Cinematography: Sean Price Williams, Hunter Zimny
Genre: Comedy
Subtitles: Ana Pérez Requejo, Jaume Pérez Massó
Contact: A24

Wins & nominations

2022: Cannes Film Festival
2022: Gotham Awards – Nominated for Best Breakthrought Director Award
2023: Independent Spirit Awards – Nominated for Best Breakthrough Performance (Daniel Zolghadri)
2022: National Board of Review – Top Ten Independent Films