Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Dir: Dean Fleischer-Camp
Cast: Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer-Camp, Isabella Rossellini
90mins   2021   US   PG   English   

Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colourful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy.

When a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.

'A wisp of a wistful film, whether it’s being existentially deep or essentially silly. Most of all, it just feels like a salve' - David Fear, Rolling Stone