After the retrospective organized in Lyon in the spring, the Institut Lumière continues its collaboration with Ghibli.
After its exceptional release in Japan this summer, without promotion, The Boy and the Heron has finally a French release date : the new animated film from Hayao Miyazaki will be visible to us from November 1st. And we have just learned that this highly anticipated work from the creator of Totoro And Princess Mononoke will also be shown as part of the Lumière festival, organized in Lyon from October 14 to 22.
“The Hayao Miyazaki retrospective that the Institut Lumière carried last spring was an extraordinary success, welcome the festival organizers, testifying to the passion of the Lyon public for the Japanese filmmaker. This is why Wild Bunch / Goodfellas and Studio Ghibli chose the Lumière and Lyon festival to preview the new film by the master of Japanese animation to the French public.”
Here is the story of boy and the heronwhich has been seen by 4.9 million Japanese since its local release on July 14: After the disappearance of his mother in a fire, Mahito, a young boy of 11, must leave Tokyo to live in the countryside in the village where she grew up. He settles with his father in an old manor located on a huge estate where he meets a gray heron who little by little becomes his guide and helps him through his discoveries and questions to understand the world around him and break through. the mysteries of life.
The French preview of boy and the heron will take place precisely Tuesday, October 17 within the framework of Light. Before that, the film will have been shown in two other Western festivals: TIFF, organized every end of summer in Toronto, and that of San Sebastian.
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