Alpha – Sky Cinema Premiere

Set in Ice Age Europe 20,000 years ago, this epic adventure stars Kodi Smit-McPhee in a story that imagines how mankind's relationship with dogs might have started

Set in Ice Age Europe 20,000 years ago, this epic adventure stars Kodi Smit-McPhee in a story that imagines how mankind’s relationship with dogs might have started.

Callow young Smit-McPhee goes on his first hunt, but is injured and becomes separated from his clan. He then slowly bonds with a wounded wolf as he tries to make his way home.

It’s a rousing, decidedly old-fashioned tale, a lot less authentic-looking than 2017’s Neolithic survival drama Iceman, but stunning to watch thanks to the CGI boost director Albert Hughes gives to his film’s sweeping widescreen landscapes.