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CARDIFF ANIMATION NIGHTS
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.

Estonia/2018/80mins 
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