Sunday, 12 September 2010

My Dog Tulip

Look out for this beautifully animated film featuring the voices of Christopher Plummer, the late Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini.  My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of author J. R. Ackerley’s 16-year relationship with his adopted Alsatian bitch, Tulip.
The distinguished man of letters, Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came to adopt Tulip – a beautiful, yet intolerable 18-month-old German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the “ideal friend” he had been searching for in vain for so many years. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, the film reveals Tulip’s sassy, often erratic behaviour (and very canine tastes) and Ackerley’s fumbling but determined efforts to ensure an existence of perfect happiness for her.

4 comments:

Rob said...

Dogs have a great talent for converting non believers if you just give them half a chance.

Winchester whisperer said...

I'll look out for that, ED

Flowerpot said...

That sounds great - I'll look out for that too.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I hope I get to see it some day.