Spike Jonze and writer Dave Eggers have adapted Maurice Sendak’s classic 1963 children’s picture book for the cinema.
Where the Wiild Things Are tells the story of Max, a little boy with an active imagination.
When he dresses up in his wolf costume and bites his mother, she shouts at him and he runs away to a land where he finds the monstrous wild things.
He convinces them that he is a king and they all embark on a “wild rumpus” smashing trees and fighting each other.
But Max soon finds that he hasn’t left all his problems behind. It is a striking vision of childhood for adults as much as for children.
Where the Wild Things Are
Directed by Spike Jonze