WHO’S IN IT?
Anthony Gonzalez (film debut), Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries), Benjamin Bratt (Miss Congeniality), Alanna Ubach (Legally Blonde), Renée Victor (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), Ana Ofelia Murguía (Written on the Body of Night), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner), Alfonso Arau (Three Amigos), Selene Luna (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Jaime Camil (Regresa), Sofía Espinosa (Gloria), Luis Valdez (Ballad of a Soldier), Lombardo Boyar (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Gabriel Iglesias (Magic Mike), Cheech Marin (The Lion King), Natalia Cordova-Buckley (McFarland, USA), John Ratzenberger (Toy Story)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), director, editor; Adrian Molina (film debut), director, writer; Matthew Aldrich (Cleaner), writer; Darla K. Anderson (Monsters Inc.), producer; Michael Giacchino (Up), composer; Matt Aspbury (film debut) and Danielle Feinberg (film debut), cinematographers; Steve Bloom (The Breathing Show), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
12-year-old Miguel (Gonzalez) comes from a family that has forbidden the practise of music, yet he is desperate to follow in the footsteps of his idol, the late singing superstar Ernesto de la Cruz (Bratt). His fierce determination to defy his family and become a musician sparks his unexpected journey to the Land of the Dead, where he encounters the skeleton spirits of his ancestors, as well as a down-on-his-luck trickster named Héctor (Bernal) who helps him get back to the Land of the Living before it’s too late…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Pixar’s latest animation smash is a colourful and emotional rollercoaster of a movie that offers a diverse and inclusive perspective on Mexican culture as well as a powerful story with equally as memorable characters.