Run time: 101 mins
Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1h 41m
In English and Japanese with some English subtitles.
While all barks are translated into English, the humans’ speech in Japanese is largely unsubtitled.
It is the Director’s intent that whilst "you don’t understand the words, [but] you understand the emotion"
Four long years after The Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs brings another welcome dose of Wes Anderson’s whimsical charm and offbeat direction to capture audiences’ hearts.
Set in a dystopian future Japan, the paw-some stop-motion animation follows 12-year-old Atari (Koyu Rankin) on his noble quest to find his adored pet dog, Spots (Liev Schreiber). After a mysterious outbreak of ‘canine flu’, all the hounds of Megasaki City are exiled by the authorities to a colossal rubbish dump known as Trash Island.
Atari sets out solo to rescue his beloved pooch, meeting a few new mongrel friends along the way. Together, they end up on a journey that will decide the fate of the entire prefecture.