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See a new exhibition on Wes Anderson’s film Isle of Dogs

Trash Island’s coming to you

Wes Anderson’s latest film, Isle of Dogs, drops this week. The first of Anderson’s stop-motion output since Fantastic Mr Fox, it features a star-studded cast of dogs, stranded on Trash Island just off of Japan where all mutts are quarantined with the flu. It’s no mean feat with its stunning visuals and intricate puppets – and you can see all of up close in a new exhibition. 

The exhibit will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the director’s latest output, with the handmade puppets on display alongside original film sets. 

Additionally, there’s a noodle bar inspired by the film’s Megasaki restaurant that was the home of Boss (played by Bill Murray), one of the film’s leading pups. Ramen created by Akira Shimizu, a chef at Engawa restaurant, Soho, will be served in the IRL noodle bar. 

Isle of Dogs features a starry lineup that includes Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Yoko Ono, and more. The story begins with the gangs of dogs, interrupted by a young boy looking for his mutt companion Spot, and their adventure begins.

You can catch a rare glimpse into the creative psyche of the Grand Budapest Hotel and Royal Tenenbuams director from March 23 – 5 April at The Store, 180 Strand. It’s free to attend too.