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The Boy and the Heron

(PG)

“A lot of strange things happen in this place”

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Overview

Academy Award-winning visionary director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro) has come out of retirement to deliver his first feature film in ten years. The Boy and the Heron follows a young boy named Mahito who yearns for his mother in wartime Japan. He goes to live with his aunt in a remote house surrounded by nature, and is almost immediately swooped by a giant heron. He sees the great bird as an omen, and follows him down an enchanted tunnel one day that leads Mahito on an epic journey into a world shared by the living and the dead. There, death comes to an end and life finds a new beginning.

Official Selection

TIFF, New York Film Festival, San Sebastian International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival

Nominated for Best Animated Feature

Academy Awards

“This Studio Ghibli swansong may be its finest film to date.”

Telegraph UK

"The legendary filmmaker has returned, thankfully, to deliver one of his best, most imaginative and mature movies yet"

Observer

"Miyazaki remains the greatest living animator today, period"

Rolling Stone

Why You Should See This Film

One of the greatest creative minds of our time, Hayao Miyazaki returns from retirement at age 82 for another sumptuously animated, fantastic adventure with legendary composer Joe Hisaishi in tow. Initially released in Japan with only a poster and the original title 'How Do You Live?', The Boy and the Heron has had the biggest opening of a Studio Ghibli film ever, bolstered by universal critical acclaim. Suffice to say it's easily our most anticipated film of the year and we cannot wait to enter the magical world of Miyazaki once more.

Please note this film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles.

Year:
2023
Rating:
PG
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Cast:
Takuya Kimura, Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, Ko Shibasaki, Aimyon, Yoshino Kimura, Karou Kobayashi, Shinobu Otake
Duration:
124 minutes
Language:
Japanese with English Subtitles

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