The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

Dir: Wes Anderson
Cast: Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston
118mins   2004   US   15   English   

Part of Art Wave at Depot

Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned, a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane, a journalist pregnant by a married man.

They travel the sea, all too often running into pirates and, perhaps more traumatically, various figures from Zissou's past, including his estranged wife, Eleanor.

'It is such a brilliant idea, and everything looks so great, especially the way the film is constructed on Cousteau-esque lines, with the calm deliberation of a nature documentary from a more innocent age.' Peter Bradshaw, Guardian


Sun 18 September