Mary and Max \ Adam Elliot (2009)
Dir: Adam Elliot / Australia / 92mins / Cert. 15
From the Oscar-winning director of Harvey Crumpet, this 3-D animation for adults tells the tale of two outsiders Mary and Max, whose friendship is linked through a life lived trapped by rules, both externally imposed and of their own making. This is an eccentric, blackly humourous tale pitched somewhere between the quirkiness of Amelie and the deadpan of About Schmidt. The charm of the mismatched characters slowly creeps up on the viewer to become a very moving experience.
- Sat 26th — Sat 26th Sep 2009