Amid the often impenetrable Scots dialect, the famously tuneful director allows glimmers of real emotion to surface only when people start singing.
The title character of this perfectly scaled chamber piece is a dog who connects the main threads of the story.
Director Bryan Singer rounds up the usual suspects, along with a few fresh takes on some less familiar characters.
The explosively colourful two-hour tale follows an orphaned Tokyo lad who stumbles into a parallel world of highly anthropomorphic animals
Far from their rhinestone-littered stomping grounds in The Last Days of Disco, Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny reunite with director Whit Stillman.