Isle Of Dogs to open the 2018 Berlin Film Festival.
This gorgeous looking movie is set in the future in Japan. Isle Of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
This film is animated in stop motion very similar to Fantastic Mr. Fox.
The all-star voice lineup boasts Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Kunichi Nomura, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Akira Ito, Greta Gerwig, Akira Takayama, Frances McDormand, F. Murray Abraham, Courtney B. Vance, Yojiro Noda, Fisher Stevens, Mari Natsuki, Nijiro Murakami, Yoko Ono, Harvey Keitel and Frank Wood.
Isle Of Dogs is Wes Anderson‘s fourth film to be entered at the Berlinale. This is mark the first animation to ever open at the festival. The others include “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2002), “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou” (2005), and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014) which opened and won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.
“I’m most delighted that Wes Anderson will kick off the Berlinale competition again,” festival director Dieter Kosslick said Monday. “‘Isle of Dogs’ will be the first animated film to open the festival, a film that will capture audiences’ hearts with its Wes Anderson charm.”
The film will open in cinemas from April 2018.