Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2022)
Director: Dean Fleischer-Camp Run Time: 90 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2022
Starring: Dean Fleischer-Camp, Isabella Rossellini, Jenny Slate, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann
Country: United States
Ohio Premiere was presented at the Film Center as part of Cinema Columbus 2022
About the film:
World Premiere, 2021 Telluride Film Festival
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2022) was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards. Celebrate Awards Season at the Film Center! Learn more here.
Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family.
“seamlessly marries big ideas with charm and humor (and inventive stop-motion work to boot)… it’s the cutest film about familial grief you’ll see all year, perhaps ever”
—Kate Erbland for IndieWire
About the filmmakers:
Marcel gets his big-screen debut in director Dean Fleischer-Camp’s hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners. Co-written by Flesicher-Camp, Jenny Slate and Nick Paley based on the short films created by Fleischer-Camp. Dean Fleischer-Camp is an editor and director, known for the short film Catherine (2014), which premiered in competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and the feature films Fraud (2016) and Science Fair (Or: Migratory Patterns & the Flight of the March Brown Mayfly) (2009).See our upcoming films