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#257: The Shape of Nature, Pt. 2 — Wolfwalkers

av The Next Picture Show | Publicerades 12/22/2020

WOLFWALKERS’s consideration of the connections between humans and nature via the history and fables of Ireland is in keeping with previous films from Irish animation house Cartoon Saloon, but we’re reaching back a little further, and into a different filmmaking medium, to connect the new animated film to John Sayles’s 1994 magical realist fable THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH. After gushing a bit over WOLKWALKERS’s visual and emotional punch, we look at both films within the traditions of shapeshifting and animal myths, as well as their shared interest in broken families, controlling father figures, and the specter of British colonialism. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your radar. Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH, WOLFWALKERS, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730.  Your Next Picture Show: Genevieve: Darius Marder’s SOUND OF METAL Scott: Alexander Nanau’s COLLECTIVE Keith: Natalie Erika James’s RELIC Tasha: Mike Newell’s INTO THE WEST Outro Music: Aurora, “Running With the Wolves” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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