Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow Film Festival to Open with Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs'

Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow Film Festival to Open with Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs'

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UK premiere of movie will take place February 21.

‘Isle Of Dogs’

Glasgow Film Festival 2018 will open on 21 February with the UK premiere of Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs.

The latest film from the director of The Grand Budapest Hotel (which had its UK premiere at Glasgow Film Festival 2014) and Fantastic Mr Fox, 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, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island 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.

Voice cast includes 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. …

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