'Wolfwalkers': a swirling ode to freedom and imagination

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In Kilkenny in 1650, the English colonisers banned the Irish from venturing outside the city walls. A young heroine refuses to stay in her hovel and, in the surrounding woods, befriends a child of nature who turns into a wolf at night. This swirling ode to freedom, imagination, nature and the wolf is so beautiful that it makes one weep.

The graphics of the animated film, which is drenched in folklore, history and magic, make it particularly enchanting. The tightly stylised, picturesque drawings are to die for. With it, Tomm Moore concludes his Celtic trilogy, which began with The Secret of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2014).

IE, dir.: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart

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