Thursday 10th May 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Wes Anderson follows on from his success with The Grand Budapest Hotel with an ambitious stop motion fable. The film is set in the near future where Kobayashi,the corrupt Mayor of Megasaki, exiles all dogs to what is essentially a massive rubbish dump. A gang of alpha dogs band together and meet a 12 year old boy Atari in search of his lost dog Spots. The fable unfolds in typical Anderson style with plenty of charm to pull you in and many references to Japanese cinema and Akira Kurosawa.
USA-Germany 2018 – Directed by Wes Anderson with voice cast including Scarlett Johansson,
Liev Schreiber, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton and Bill Murray – 101 min
Marooning a pack of dogs on a dystopian Japanese island, the auteur’snew animation is an inspiringly detailed and surprisingly rough-edgedtreat – THE GUARDIAN
A starry cast, deadpan humour and deft nods to Japanese cinema makethis animated film an unusually delightful dystopia – SIGHT AND SOUND