FIAF is delighted to screen Animation First Special Guest Wes Anderson’s critically-acclaimed Isle of Dogs at the Festival.
Dir. Wes Anderson, 2018, Germany, USA, Japan, UK, Color. 101 min.
In English and Japanese with English subtitles
With the voices of Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Koyu Rankin
Wes Anderson’s second feature-length animated film, this charming stop-motion sci-fi was nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA.
Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs, follows a young boy’s epic journey in search of his lost dog. This charming stop-motion sci-fi film was nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA.
When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
“The director and his hip writing partners (Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola, Kunichi Nomura) infuse their imaginary world with winning deadpan humor.” — Chicago Reader