Brave (3D) (Brave)
Sat, Sep 24, 02:00 PM, K16-DTFree screening Limited capacity
First come first served
Princess Merida of the Scottish clan of Penbroch has always been very close to her parents, but lately her mother, Queen Elinor, is getting on her nerves, what with always nagging about how princesses should – and most certainly should not ¬– conduct themselves. The spirited young royal is far more interested in her bow and arrows and climbing cliffs than she is in the finer points of dignified comportment and the traditions of the clans.
Faced with betrothal to a neighbouring hapless prince, Merida decides that rules are made to be broken – a decision that causes more than a wee bit of havoc in the royal family, particularly when a magic spell the princess employs to try to get her mother onside has rather unexpected results. So begins the story of a fierce love between a rambunctious princess and her stately mother.
Making use of traditional instruments, among them bagpipes, penny whistles and deer hide drums, composer Patrick Doyle imbues the film with a Celtic atmosphere that brilliantly suits its medieval Scottish setting and accompanies us through a charming fairy-tale land of magic, mystery, danger and the tremendous love of family.
About the Director
After studying Animation at the California Institute of the Arts, Mark Andrews was the story supervisor on Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) and co-directed ‘Brave’. His co-director, Brenda Chapman, also studied at CalArts and worked at Disney on films including ‘The Little Mermaid’ (1989), ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (1991) and ‘The Prince of Egypt’ (1998). Andrews and Chapman shared the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for ‘Brave’.
- Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
- Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman, Irene Mecchi, from a story by Chapman
- Katherine Sarafian
- Nicholas C. Smith
- Production Designer
- Steve Pilcher
- Patrick Doyle
- Italia Film International
- Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson