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Coraline

Animation Adventure Family Fantasy


 

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home.

"Coraline" is a mesmerising story of family and imagination. The claymation is enthralling and the pain-staking detail with which it was made is awe-inspiring. Such amazement transcends to the creepy and kooky "other" world, as we're invited to explore a dark and twisted universe of characters with button-eyes and questionable morality. Although it may haunt young children, they will certainly value their parents afterwards. A wondrous fable of exploration and fantasy.

Anthony Macali

MIFF 2009
100 mins