The Boy and the Heron (Dubbed)


ByTowne Cinema Fri, Dec 8, 2023 12:30 PM
ByTowne Cinema Sat, Dec 9, 2023 12:30 PM
ByTowne Cinema Sun, Dec 10, 2023 3:00 PM
ByTowne Cinema Sat, Dec 30, 2023 12:15 PM
ByTowne Cinema Mon, Jan 1 12:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:Japan
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Hayao Miyazaki
Cast:Christian Bale
David Bautista
Gemma Chan
Robert Pattinson
Florence Pugh
Mark Hamill
Williem Dafoe
Karen Fukuhara


Hailed as a masterpiece in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film in 10 years unfolds as a poignant tale of love and loss, all with a breathtaking display of imagination. Following Miyazaki's announcement of retirement, this film, "The Boy and the Heron," stands as a cherished offering—a potential farewell from one of cinema's most revered artists, renowned for masterpieces like "Spirited Away" and "Princess Mononoke."

Set against the backdrop of the Second World War, young Mahito Maki endures a heartbreaking family tragedy. He is swiftly relocated to the countryside, where his father toils for a family involved in crafting planes for Japan's military, mirroring Miyazaki's own family history.

In this secluded environment, Mahito explores the surroundings, encountering a steadfast grey heron that seems inexplicably drawn to him. Amidst his wanderings, he stumbles upon an abandoned tower, piquing his curiosity. With a mixture of trepidation and fascination, he ventures inside. This pivotal moment catapults "The Boy and the Heron" into a realm of wonder.

*Please note this screening will be dubbed in English.