Hull Independent Cinema: THE BOY AND THE HERON Tickets
Vue Cinema Hull, Hull.
Hull Independent Cinema presents...
THE BOY AND THE HERON
Dir Hayao Miyazaki | 2023 | Japan | 124 min | 12A | Japanese
Mahito is mourning the loss of his mother to a WWII bombing and coming to terms with his father’s remarriage and move to the countryside. Taunted by a terrifying heron, he stumbles upon a strange boarded-up tower and is captivated by its sinister aura. Inside he meets strange and magical creatures, some kind and some malevolent. When his father’s new wife is captured within the tower, Mahito realises that it is up to him to save her. Celebrated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki returns from retirement with a meditation on mortality inspired by events in his own life.
Featuring Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, Takuya Kimura
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Winner, Best Animated Film
Toronto Int'nl Film Festival: Nominee, Best Film
Golden Globes: Nominee, Best Film - Animated
BAFTAs: Winner, Best Animated Film
"This may be Miyazaki's most expansive and magisterial film." ★★★★★ Caryn James, BBC
"If The Boy and the Heron is really the end of Miyazaki’s career, he’s gone out with a triumph." Barry Levitt, The Daily Beast
"What makes it most compelling are the ways in which the real and the magical are equal presences." Alison Willmore, New York Magazine (Vulture)
The Boy and the Heron is rated 12A. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.
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