Run time: 103 mins
Prepare to wowed by this uniquely animated Celtic tale of magic, mystery and grace.
In 1650, 11 year-old aspiring huntress Robyn Goodfellowe struggles against the restrictive rules set by her father Bill (Sean Bean) who has brought them from England to rid the forest outside their new Irish city’s walls of wolves. As she rebelliously explores the forest with her pet falcon Merlyn, Robyn inadvertently shoots the bird while trying to help a shepherd under attack. Horrified, she watches a wild, red-haired girl take Merlyn, disappearing into a hidden clearing with the wolf pack. Bill doesn’t believe her, but Robyn’s convinced she has seen the “Wolfwalkers.”
Irish studio Cartoon Saloon, the minds behind the wonderful Song of the Sea and The Breadwinner are on to yet another winner here; a beautiful story packed full of music and meaning. Every scene shimmers with whirling, circular Celtic designs, playful storytelling and a tale steeped in Celtic imagery and pagan tradition.
A heartfelt, colourful and enjoyable coming of age delight, it’s not one to miss.