Thursday 30th August 2018

We hosted the joint UK premiere of CAPTAIN MORTEN AND THE SPIDER QUEEN, the beautiful new stop motion animated adventure from Cardiff's own Calon!

Dreamy, 10-year-old Morten whiles away his days building his toy ship and trying to avoid the ire of his reluctant guardian: Mean spinster, Anna. It goes some way to distracting him from missing his Father, Captain Viks, who is away at sea. One day Morten hopes to be a Captain, just like him. After a chance meeting with the inept magician Senór Cucaracha, 8-year-old Morten is magically shrunken down to the size of an insect and trapped aboard the deck of his own toy-ship! But with a wicked Spider Queen and Scorpion Pirate already aboard, being Captain is going to be anything but child’s play!

+ Introduction and Q+A by the film's Co-Director Henry Nicholson, Head of Puppets Emily Nicholson & Producer Robin Lyons.

Advisory PG (certificate TBA)
Dir: Kaspar Jancis, Henry Nicholson, Riho Unt 
With: Ciarán Hinds, Brendan Gleeson, Michael McElhatton

“The models and sets of this animated film are inventive and charming" – Le Monde

“A sparkling script, delirious discoveries and a generous mise en scène in enchanting colours” – L’Obs

“The best stop motion film of the season.” – Paris Mômes