The 68th Berlin International Film Festival will open at the Berlinale Palast in February with the world premiere of Wes Anderson’s animated film Isle Of Dogs. Which will be his first release since the critically acclaimed The Grand Budapest Hotel back in 2014.
Anderson has previously presented three films at the festival: The Royal Tenenbaums (2002), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2005), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) which opened the 64th Berlin International Film Festival and won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.
Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to a corrupt mayor. When, by executive decree, all the pet dogs of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump, Atari sets off flies off on his own to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard-dog Spots. With the assistance of a pack of new-found friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
The voice cast also includes incredible talent not just from America but from Japan too, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, 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 will release in US cinemas on March 2018.