There are now more ways to relish in Wes Andersonian aesthetic besides everyone’s favourite pastime of seeking out his colour schemes in interiors. (Like this one.)
A free exhibition, opening 23 March, at 180 Strand’s The Store X will celebrate Wes Anderson’s new, stop-motion film Isle of Dogs. The film was released on 15 February as The Berlin Film Festival’s first animated film and will come to UK cinemas on 30 March 2018 (although it’s playing at select cinemas now).
Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Will Have It’s Own London Exhibition
The handmade puppets that star in Isle of Dogs will themselves welcome exhibition-goers to this behind the scenes, making-of experience. The puppets will be featured within the film’s actual set to provide a rare glimpse at the work that goes into the pristine composition of a Wes Anderson film. Naturally, the exhibit set to the original score by Alexandre Desplat and has a noodle bar inspired by the film. Akira Shimizu, the executive chef at Engawa restaurant, Soho, will be serving up bowls of ramen.
Produced by The Indian Paintbrush, Isle of Dogs is about a boy on a search for his missing dog in dystopian Japan’s fictional Megasaki City. A pack of dogs are exiled onto the aptly named Trash Island when canines are banished as a nation-wide effort to minimise biohazard. Alpha dog Rex (Edward Norton), gossip Duke (Jeff Goldblum), ex-sports mascot Boss (Bill Murray), dog actor King (Bob Balaban) and outsider Chief (Bryan Cranston) soon find themselves joined by Atari (Koyu Rankin), the 12-year-old in search of his dog, and who is the ward of corrupt Mayor Kobayashi.
Where and when: The Store X, 180 The Strand. Mon 19 March 19:00 – 21:30 GMT. The exhibition will run from 23 March to 5 April.