Isle of Dogs

Opens Apr 13, 2018

Another immaculately constructed film from Wes Anderson (Grand Budapest Hotel), Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island 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. This gorgeously crafted stop-motion animation features voice work from Jeff Goldblum, Koyu Rankin, Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Greta Gerwig and Frances McDormand.

"Anderson has a sharp grasp of slapstick and visual humor, and he uses deadpan about as well as anybody since the great silent comedians. But for all the laughs and the social resonance, Anderson and his team have first and foremost conjured a work of spellbinding loveliness." (Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice)