From the story written by Dahl, and brought to life and directed by Spielberg, The BFG tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. This is one of 2016’s must-sees, so be sure not to miss out on this creative, enchanting, and thrilling tale.
The Story Of The BFG
In the middle of the night, when every child and grown-up is in a deep sleep, all the dark things come out from hiding and have the world to themselves. That’s what Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old, has been told, and that’s what she believes as she lies awake in her bed at the London orphanage. While all the other girls in the dormitory dream, Sophie risks breaking one of Mrs. Clonkers’ many rules – to climb out of her bed, slip on her glasses, lean out the window, and see what the world looks like in the moonlight.
Outside in the ghostly light, her familiar street looks more like a fairytale village than the one she knows. And, out of the darkness comes something long and tall… extremely tall. That something is a giant, who takes Sophie and whisks her away to his home in a land far away. Fortunately for Sophie, he is the Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other creatures of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet-tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, the BFG is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself. His brothers, who are twice as big and at least twice as scary, have been known to eat humans, but the BFG is a vegetarian and makes do with a disgusting vegetable called Snozzcumber.
Upon arriving in Giant Country, Sophie is initially frightened of the mysterious giant, but soon realises that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming. And since she has never met a giant before, she is full of questions. The BFG takes Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, while teaching her about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own up until now, an unexpected friendship blossoms between Sophie and the BFG.
But her presence in Giant Country has attracted unwanted attention from the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon leave to head back to London to see the Queen and warn her of the giant situation, but they must first convince her that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.
The BFG Casts Stars…
The film stars three-time Tony Award®, two-time Olivier Award and Oscar® winner Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant; newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie the orphan; Penelope Wilton as the Queen; Jemaine Clement as Fleshlumpeater, the most fearsome giant from Giant Country; Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen’s handmaid; Rafe Spall as Mr. Tibbs, the Queen’s butler; and Bill Hader as Bloodbottler, another unruly giant from Giant Country.
To see what to expect, watch the trailer!
You can catch The BFG at a NuMetro cinema near you from Friday, 01 July 2016.
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