Paddington © StudioCanal (2014)
Paddington © StudioCanal (2014)
Paddington © StudioCanal (2014)

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Paul King | UK, France, USA, China | 2014 | G

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After a long journey from Darkest Peru, a young bear named Paddington travels to London in search of a new home

Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon realises that city life is not all he had imagined until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck ("Please look after this bear. Thank you.") and offer him a temporary home. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

Curator's Note

Villainous taxidermists aside, Paddington is a film brimming with compassion and kindhearted concern. By honing in on Paddington's origin story of inter-continental migration, Paul King's intelligent screenplay taps into European anxieties of a sudden influx of displaced people by asking audiences' to imagine, what if a refugee were a character we already know and love? And what if it were Paddington Bear!

Beside a stellar cast including Sally Hawkins and Hugh Bonneville, our central character is crafted by visual effects. Paddington rarely says what he is feeling, but often shows us with stunning, articulate CGI and animatronics. There are no knee-jerk reactions here – each facial expression is rigorously thought out, crafted and animated to maximum effect.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: StudioCanal
Courtesy: StudioCanal
Runtime: 95 min

Event duration

95 mins



The content is very mild in impact


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