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Isle of Dogs
DIRECTOR Wes Anderson
VOICES Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand
The Friday 11th and Saturday 12th screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the animation producer, Simon Quinn. Simon also worked with Anderson on Fantastic Mr Fox and with Tim Burton on Frankenweenie, as well as working at Aardman Studios. He will tell us more about the world of animation and the design of the models, the sets and managing a team of brilliant animators.
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
Detailed advice from the BBFC (click on insight)
Suitable for older children (probably 10+)
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