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Isle of Dogs
BUY TICKETS 3pm Saturday 9 June
DIRECTOR Wes Anderson
VOICES Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand
Wes Anderson’s brilliantly imaginative stop-motion animation about a pack of outlawed dogs and the boy looking for his beloved canine companion, Spots.
Wes Anderson’s second foray into stop-motion animation (after Fantastic Mr Fox) is set in a dystopian future Japan where dogs have been quarantined on Trash Island due to ‘canine flu’. 12-year-old Atari defies the authorities and embarks on a daring rescue mission to save his beloved dog, Spots, joined by five abandoned dogs who are eager for adventure. Witty, full of stunning detail and brimming with charm, this is a tasty treat for animation aficionados and Wes fans alike.
(2018 USA / Germany 101 mins)
As the animals shuffle and scamper delightfully in their ever-so-slightly staccato manner it makes a wonderful fit for the director’s unmistakably askew approach … Animation allows the director’s imagination to run wild and free as he embraces the Far Eastern sci-fi setting in a film full of the kind of eccentric indulgences that have won him legions of admirers, as well as a fair few detractors. Despite the unfamiliar environs, in many ways this is a quintessential Anderson adventure, with its plucky youngsters, delicate Alexandre Desplat score, romance, friendship and redemption, and – of course – scrapes aplenty. Emma Simmonds, The List
BBFC advice: Contains mild threat, violence and language
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Suitable for older children (probably 10+)
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