The monster movie stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Paul Dano, and Ahn Seo-hyun.
Directed by Bong Joon Ho and co-written by Joon-Ho and Jon Ronson (Frank, The Men Who Stare at Goats), the movie tells the story of a sweet friendship between Mija, a young girl who lives in the deep woods of the Gangwon Province of South Korea, and a hippo-like beast called Okja.
Their bond is threatened by an evil corporation which is determined to get their hands on Mija’s buddy.
It’s a familiar enough story that’s been seen in movies like E.T. or Pete’s Dragon.
We’ll have to see how it fares when it screens at the Official Selection in Cannes over the coming week.
It is available on Netflix from June 28th: