WHO’S IN IT?
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Edward Norton (American History X), Bill Murray (Rushmore), Jeff Goldblum (Thor: Ragnarok), Bob Balaban (Moonrise Kingdom), Koyu Rankin (film debut), F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Greta Gerwig (Maggie’s Plan), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Courtney B. Vance (Space Cowboys), Fisher Stevens (Short Circuit), Mari Natsuki (Death Powder), Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs), Liev Schreiber (The Manchurian Candidate), Scarlett Johansson (Lucy), Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange), Ken Watanabe (Inception), Kunichi Nomura (Lost in Translation), Akira Ito (Birdman), Akira Takayama (Year of the Fish), Yojiro Noda (Pieta in the Toilet), Yoko Ono (Let It Be), Frank Wood (Michael Clayton), Nijiro Murakami (Sayonara)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), director, writer, producer; Jeremy Dawson (Fantastic Mr. Fox), Steven Rales (Moonrise Kingdom) and Scott Rudin (The Royal Tenenbaums), producers; Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel), composer; Tristan Oliver (Chicken Run), cinematographer; Edward Bursch (film debut), Ralph Foster (Fantastic Mr. Fox) and Andrew Weisblum (The Darjeeling Limited), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In a dystopian future Japan, due to an apparent outbreak of “canine flu” dogs have been quarantined and shipped off to a remote island filled with garbage known as Trash Island. Five dogs – Chief (Cranston), Rex (Norton), Boss (Murray), Duke (Goldblum) and King (Balaban) – are fed up with their existence, until young Atari Kobayashi (Rankin) – the ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi (Nomura) – arrives on the island, looking for his dog Spots (Schreiber). The five dogs agree to help reunite the boy with his dog, whilst protecting him from the ruthless Japanese authorities who have been sent in to bring him back…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Wes Anderson follows up the incredible success of The Grand Budapest Hotel with this irreverent, hilarious and distinctively quirky stop-motion animation that couldn’t be more Wes Anderson if it tried (and that’s never a bad thing).