Ajyal Film Festival 2023

All Films

The Iron Giant

Special Screening - Ajyal Film Festival 2019

Brad Bird / Feature Narrative / United States of America / 1999 / 90 min / Colour / Apple Pro Res 422 / In English / Arabic subtitles / N/A
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


A giant metal robot falls to Earth in the 1950s, terrifying the local townspeople. The mysterious machine befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth who must save it from the prejudices of the community and a paranoid government agent intent on destroying the alien visitor. Based on the 1968 story, 'Iron Man' by the British poet laureate Ted Hughes—the film is an endearing family adventure that counteracts the fear of the unknown with the power of childlike imagination.

About the Director

Brad Bird is an American animator, director, screenwriter, producer, and voice actor best known for his animated feature films 'The Iron Giant' (1999), 'The Incredibles' (2004), 'Ratatouille' (2007), and 'Incredibles 2' (2018). In addition to his Academy Award, BAFTA Award and Saturn Award wins, Bird holds the record of the most animation Annie Award wins with eight, winning both Best Directing and Best Writing for each of 'The Iron Giant', 'The Incredibles' and 'Ratatouille'.


Brad Bird
Production Company
Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Feature Animation
Park Circus
Eli Marienthal, Christopher McDonald, Jennifer Aniston

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