KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - TB

★★★★

Di­rected by Travis Knight. Voices of Char­l­ize Theron, Ralph Fi­ennes, Rooney Mara, Ge­orge Takei, Matthew McConaughey,

Brenda Vac­caro Kubo (voiced by Done­gal teenager Parkin­son) lives in a re­mote cave with his ailing mother (Theron) and has in­her­ited her sto­ry­telling prow­ess. Us­ing a

shamisen (a tra­di­tional Ja­panese stringed in­stru­ment) and mad origami skills, he re­gales lo­cal vil­lagers with epic tales of der­ring-do. The lat­est from Laika An­i­ma­tion (creators of Co­ra­line) of­fers a feast for the eyes and balm for the soul. Sweep­ing tableaux, a won­der­ful voice cast and great ad­ven­tures. PG cert, lim re­lease, 101 min

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