About the Film
From the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (“Spirited Away”) comes a new critically-acclaimed fantasy adventure.
After losing his mother during the war, young Mahito moves to his family’s estate in the countryside. There, a series of mysterious events lead him to a secluded and ancient tower, home to a mischievous gray heron. When Mahito’s new stepmother disappears, he follows the gray heron into the tower, and enters a fantastic world shared by the living and the dead. As he embarks on an epic journey with the heron as his guide, Mahito must uncover the secrets of this world, and the truth about himself.
“The Boy and the Heron” will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles on Friday and Sunday nights and the English dubbed version will be screened on Saturday night (featuring the voices of Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson and Florence Pugh).
“The legendary filmmaker has returned, thankfully, to deliver one of his best, most imaginative and mature movies yet.” – Observer