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The sixth film in the Gulbenkian Cinema’s Gothic Season – Henry Selick’s Coraline (2009) – screens on Saturday the 22nd of March at 3pm. The 3D film will be introduced by the Melodrama Research Group’s Frances Kamm.
The Gulbenkian Cinema’s description of the film:
Henry Selick | US | 2009 | 100mins | Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman (voice cast)
Henry Selick’s (James and the Giant Peach) beautiful, spiky stop-motion animation, halfway between horror and fantasy, has become a bona fide classic. Coraline is the young girl who, moving from their beloved Michigan home to the Pink Palace apartment building in Oregon, finds herself lonely – despite her new, eccentric neighbours – as her parents fuss over their new home. Exploring the building, Coraline finds a small door which at night, becomes a corridor into a fantastical parallel universe, in which versions of her parents and her neighbours – with, disquietingly, buttons for eyes – live.
Basking in their attention and the excitement of this magical place, Coraline overlooks its more troubling elements; until one night, she can’t get back home…
“Combines stunning visuals – there are scenes of incredible beauty – with good old-fashioned storytelling that is funny, inventive and at times scary. Destined to be a classic.” Cosmo Landesman, The Times
“A gorgeously hand-crafted and pleasurably detailed piece of work. It’s also genuinely strange, creepy and arresting.” Tim Robey, The Daily Telegraph
For more information and to book your ticket please go to: http://www.thegulbenkian.co.uk/events/cinema/2014/March/2014-03-coraline-3d.html