4

Isle of Dogs

Animation Adventure Comedy


 

In Megsaki City, Japan, Mayor Kobayashi banishes all dogs to Trash Island after a dog-flu outbreak.

"Isle of Dogs" is a delightful canine adventure awash with exquisite animation and a rich backdrop of Japanese culture. If you have any fondness for 'man's best friend', you'll fall in love with the simple narrative and stunning stop-motion visuals that enchant with every frame. For a film predominantly featuring dogs, it's a remarkably human story, brought to life with by a wonderfully witty and sophisticated voice cast. There are layers of allegory nestled throughout the islands of trash, but the story's imagination and compassion will no doubt be found by all. A universal treat.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 12th April 2018
Twentieth Century Fox 101 mins