Coco ★★★★

A beautiful tribute to one of the most deeply rooted traditions in Mexico made with great respect and sensitivity, Coco is a story about the importance of family and its role in the shaping of individuals, as well as a story about oblivion, death and the particular way in which it is perceived and part of the mexican idiosyncrasy. The animation is of unquestionable quality, with vibrant colours and great attention to detail; the image of the bridges of cempasúchil petals is of incomparable beauty and symbolism. It's true that, in many ways, Coco follows a fairly common formula in Pixar films, or many other animated works for that matter, but the context and the way they have managed to capture the mexican essence that surrounds this celebration through the characters and story make it worthwhile.