Wolfwalkers (2020)

Cast: Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker, Sean Bean

Director: Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart

Synopsis: Robyn, a young apprentice hunter and her father journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night.

Length: 1h43

Review:

Back to Ireland at a time where superstitions and magic were going strong! Wolfwalkers is a true immersion into a singular universe, hinged on the beauty of the drawings. The flow of the movements in really surprising as we let ourselves being captivated by the colours, but also the story. Friendship, family and the love for myths are the main themes of this audacious animated movie. It is a trip, it is a dream, brightened up with a wonderful soundtrack that will surely not leave you unscathed.

Plus, you would be wrong to think that Tomm Moore’s and Ross Stewart’s Wolfwalkers is only for children: in our opinion, this animated movie can be suitable for all ages. Tears will be shed unless you’re the insensitive kind (but you’re not). As the main character, we end up torn between two sides, even if it appears quite obvious that it would be quite cool to transform as a wolf by night, yeah? So don’t be surprised if your child asks you in the morning if something strange happened during the night.

Clearly, Wolfwalkers seems to be one of its kind. If we can’t help thinking about Disney’s Brave for the era and the magic aspect, the outstanding quality of the handmade-looking drawings makes us forget every single likeness to another animated movie. That’s why we warmly encourage you to grab your tickets and let your inner-Wolfwalker speak!

Mélodie THOMAS

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