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Cryptozoo

Directed by Dash Shaw, 2020 United States 90 minutes
18+
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Dazzling mythical creatures inhabit Dash Shaw’s (My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, SFF 2016) trippy Sundance-winning animated fantasy, voiced by Michael Cera, Zoe Kazan and Alex Karpovsky.

Cryptozoo takes place in a richly drawn hallucinatory world of ‘70s California, populated by a cast of folkloric creatures including a gorgon (Angeliki Papoulia), a Pegasus, a camoodi serpent and a baku of Japanese legend. Veterinarian Lauren Grey (Lake Bell) embarks on a journey to rescue the dream-eating baku, who saved her from her nightmares as a girl. With the threat of war and a maniacal military man hot on Lauren’s heels – his sights also set on the baku – she traverses the globe via cartoon-strip-style split-screens and match cuts. As Lauren inches ever closer to completing her mission, she must choose between the danger of freedom or protection in captivity for her beloved cryptids.

After renting, the film will be available in your account to watch at any time during the Festival viewing window; from 12th November, 12 PM – 21st November, 11.59 PM.