A semi-autobiographical fantasy from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.A young boy named Mahito yearning for his mother ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There, death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning.Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki was supposed to retire ten years ago, but he just can’t stop making movies. Lucky us! His newest animation is about the young Mahito Maki, who misses his late mom very much. He finds consolidation and company in a talking heron and in the fantasy world that they explore together. In the background, the Second World War is destroying Tokyo. Because of the autobiographical components and the beautiful message, this film would be a gorgeous swan song for Miyazaki.
On Sunday January 7 2024 we'll screen The Boy and the Heron with English subtitles.