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The Boy and the Heron

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Hayao Miyazaki / JP, 2023 / 124 min.

A decade after the anime classic The Wind Rises, another Hayao Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli) film after all. This autobiographically influenced narrative – equally beautiful as it is gruesome – about a teenager in Tokyo, his father and a mysterious heron is set against the background of World War Two.

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The young Mahito flees to the countryside with his father during an allied offensive, after his mother died during a fire at the hospital. When his father remarries, he has trouble accepting his stepmother. A meeting with a mysterious heron takes him to a fantasy world where he gradually learns to process the loss of his mother.

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Scenes from this movie may cause fearPersons under 9 years must be accompanied by an adult

Director

Hayao Miyazaki

Production year

2023

Country

JP

Original title

Kimitachi wa dô ikiru ka

Length

124 min.

Language

Japanese

Subtitles

NLD of ENG

Format

DCP

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