Programme

WOLFWALKERS

Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart

Ireland, Luxembourg, France, 2020 / 103 min / English OV with French, English & German subt. / Animation, Adventure

Young Audience Film Day 2021

 

Robyn, a young wolf hunter, befriends Mebh, a little girl who turns into a wolf at night.

In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumoured to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the Wolfwalkers and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.

Screenings
Sun 25/04 10:00 Online EN OV with FR, EN & DE subt. Public

“A lovely, satisfying saga, Wolfwalkers has the feel of an instant classic and even the seemingly obligatory inclusion of two sweeping, spirited songs does nothing to spoil the enjoyment.” Allan Hunter, Screendaily, 13/09/2020

“All in all, Moore and Stewart's film is a beautifully told and visually striking tale of friendship, love and courage. The enrapturing narration provides a good balance between uplifting, touching moments and more humorous, light-hearted ones. Thus, Wolfwalkers speaks to children and adults, and does it incredibly well.” Davide Abbatescianni, Cineuropa, 14/12/2020

Wolfwalkers is the best animated movie of the Year so far” Sam Adams, Slate, 13/11/2020

Cast & Credits
Voice 
Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker, Sean Bean, Simon McBurney, Tommy Tiernan, Maria Doyle Kennedy
Screenplay 
Will Collins
Sound 
Sebastien Marquilly, Fabien Devilliers
Set 
Ross Stewart, Tomm Moore, Maria Pareja
Music 
Bruno Coulais, Kíla
Production 
Cartoon Saloon, Mélusine Productions
Animation 
Svend Rothmann Bonde, Nicolas Debray
Biography

 

Tomm Moore is an Academy-Award-nominated Irish director, filmmaker, animator, illustrator and comic book artist born in 1977 in Newry, Northern Ireland. He studied classical animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education in Dublin. During his last year of studies, in 1999, he founded the animation studio Cartoon Saloon with fellow students Nora Twomey and Paul Young. For Cartoon Saloon, he worked on a range of projects, from commercials to service work for feature films and TV series, as well as a number of short film projects. Most notably, he directed two universally acclaimed feature films that were nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards: The Secret of Kells (2009) and its spiritual follow-up, Song of the Sea (2014), which was co-produced by Studio 352 and screened at the Luxembourg City Film Festival in 2015. Tomm Moore also directed the segment On Love for the film adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s best-selling book The Prophet (2014), produced by Salma Hayek. His latest feature animated film, Wolfwalkers – which he co-directed with Ross Stewart – was once again co-prouced by Studio 352.

Ross Stewart has worked in animation for over twenty years as a painter, illustrator and designer. Early in his career, he worked primarily in visual development and art direction and has been involved in the production of three Oscar-nominated films. He was art director and design artist on The Secret of Kells and The Song of the Sea, both for Cartoon Saloon and in visual development for ParaNorman with Laika Studios. More recently, he has moved from art direction to directing, collaborating with Tomm Moore on Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet and now on Wolfwalkers. As a freelance design artist, he has worked for numerous animation studios around the world on award-winning projects.

Filmography
  • Tom Moore
  • 2020 – Wolfwalkers (co-director)
  • 2020 – Greenpeace: There’s a Monster in My Kitchen (short)
  • 2014 – Song of the Sea
  • 2014 – Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (co-director)
  • 2009 – The Secret of Kells (co-director)
  • 2004 – Backwards Boy (co-director)
  • Ross Stewart
  • 2020 – Wolfwalkers (co-director)
  • 2014 – Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (co-director)