Director: Ross Stewart, Tomm Moore Run Time: 100 min. Rating: PG
Starring: Eva Whittaker, Honor Kneafsey, Sean Bean
“Far and away the best animated film of the year…a lushly animated storybook brought to life”
– David Ehrlich, IndieWire
About the film:
Premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and won the Audience Award for narrative feature at AFI Fest. Following the Academy Award-nominated The Secret of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2014), this final installment in Tomm Moore’s gorgeous Irish folklore trilogy blends magic and history in a tale for all ages.
In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father 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, the very thing her father seeks to destroy.
About the filmmakers:
In 1998, Tomm Moore co-founded Cartoon Saloon with fellow filmmakers Paul Young and Nora Twomey. Along with the Irish folklore trilogy, the animation studio has produced critically acclaimed features and shorts including Twomey’s Academy Award-nominated feature The Breadwinner (2017) and Louise Bagnall’s nominated short Late Afternoon (2018), which also won at Tribeca Film Festival.
An Irish painter, illustrator, and animator, Ross Stewart previously collaborated with Tomm Moore and Cartoon Saloon as art director on The Secret of Kells, concept artist on Song of the Sea, and co-director on a segment of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (2014). Co-directing with Moore, Wolfwalkers is Stewart’s feature directorial debut.See our upcoming films