International release date: To be announced. (The film was released in France on February 7, 2024.)

Kensuke’s Kingdom stars Sally Hawkins, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Raffey Cassidy and Aaron MacGregor.

Directed by Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry. Written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, based on the best-selling children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo.

Synopsis: Kensuke’s Kingdom tells the story of Michael, who is taken by his family on a round-the-world sailing trip. When a storm strikes, he and his beloved dog Stella are washed overboard and end up on a remote island in the Pacific where they struggle to survive.

Unable to find food or water, Michael knows they cannot last long. But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive. Following a close-run battle between life and death, a mysterious Japanese stranger named Kensuke reluctantly allows Michael into his world and they begin to form a friendship.

But something threatens to destroy the fragile world Kensuke has created on the island, and they must use all their courage, skills and resourcefulness to try to save it.