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Wolfwalkers Receives Critical Acclaim At BFI London Film Festival
13th Oct 2020
WOLFWALKERS screened at the BFI London Film Festival over the weekend where it was loved by audiences and critics alike. The festival screening came ahead of the animations highly anticipated UK and Irish cinema release later this month.
The third animated feature from two-time Academy Award©-nominee Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea) and Ross Stewart received glowing praise following its festival screening. Here are just a few of the reviews it received:
★★★★★"Wolfwalkers is a towering achievement, excelling in every department"
- Animation for Adults
★★★★★"One of 2020’s finest cinematic achievements. Nothing will move, astound and entertain you quite like this enchanting tale"
- Outtake Mag
★★★★★"A truly magical wonder"
★★★★★"Wolfwalkers is easily going to walk away with the best animated movie this year, the pure beauty of every scene brings animation to a new level, we haven’t seen before, simply stunning"
- Movies Review 101
★★★★★"Magnificent and stunning. Seek Wolfwalkers out and see it"
- Jeremy Processing
★★★★"This magical new animation from the Oscar-nominated studio behind Song of the Sea already feels like a classic"
- Daily Telegraph
★★★★"An engaging and effective fantasy adventure that will likely entertain both kids and adults."
- UK Film Review
★★★★"Exudes beauty and charm"
★★★★"A deliriously charming, unrelentingly gorgeous tale"
- Flickering Myth
★★★★"One of the most beautiful films this year"
- Flick Feast
- Backseat Mafia
WOLFWALKERS follows Robyn Goodfellowe, a young apprentice hunter who journeys to Ireland with her father in a time of superstition and magic 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 rumored 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.
The Apple Original film is directed by Moore and Stewart and written by Will Collins (Song of the Sea). Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Moore and Stéphan Roelants serve as producers. It follows Moore’s two prior Oscar-nominated animated features, The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, as well as Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated The Breadwinner.
An official Ireland-Luxembourg co-production, WOLFWALKERS was produced with the participation of Value & Power Culture Communications Co, FIS/Screen Ireland, Film Fund Luxembourg, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, RTE, Canal +, OCS and the Pole Image Magelis, Charente Region Fund.
WOLFWALKERS will be released in Irish and UK cinemas on 30th October with previews from the 26th October.