Hugo is a fantasy drama film released in 2011, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Ben Kingsley. The film is based on Brian Selznick’s novel “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” and tells the story of a young orphan named Hugo (Asa Butterfield) who lives in the walls of a Paris train station and dreams of repairing a broken automaton left behind by his late father.
As Hugo tries to uncover the secrets of the automaton, he befriends a young girl named Isabelle (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her godfather Georges Méliès (Ben Kingsley), a once-famous filmmaker who has fallen on hard times. Together, they embark on a journey to discover the truth about Méliès’ past and the automaton’s purpose.
The film received critical acclaim, particularly for its visual effects and art direction, and was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning five, including Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing. It grossed over $185 million worldwide and was a commercial success. The film is considered a classic in the fantasy drama genre and is often cited as one of the best films of 2011.
Duration: 126 min.