Where The Wild Things Are With The Solitary Life Of Cranes
Mon 11 January 2010 // 20:00
Tue 12 January 2010 // 20:00
Wed 13 January 2010 // 20:00
Thu 14 January 2010 // 20:00
(Mon 11th - Thu 14th / 8pm / £4/3)
(Spike Jonze / 2009 / USA / 101mins / cert PG)
Spike Jonze's adaptation of Maurice Sendak's adored children's book about a mischievous boy's adventure to a land of monsters. The original story is expanded with sensitivity and Jonze revels in the details and atmosphere. He also doesn't shy away from the emotional heart of the story and there are some slow and melancholy scenes which might not be appropriate for younger children. An incredible fusion of costumes, puppetry and CGI is used to bring the Wild Things to life. The best film Jim Henson never made.
The main feature is accompanied by The Solitary life of Cranes by acclaimed short film maker Eva Weber, a visual poem that explores the invisible life of a city; its patterns and hidden secrets, seen through the eyes of crane drivers working high above its streets. A audience favourite from Glimmer 2009, Hull International Short Film Festival.