Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2022)

Opens in June

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
Language: English

Ohio Premiere was presented at the Film Center as part of Cinema Columbus 2022

World Premiere at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival. 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 Filmmaker:

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. Fleischer-Camp Dean Fleischer-Camp is an editor and director, known for Fraud (2016) and Science Fair (Or: Migratory Patterns & the Flight of the March Brown Mayfly) (2009)

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