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The Boy and the Heron animation

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Original title
Kimitachi wa dô ikiru kaaka
AKA
  • The Boy and the Heron
Year
Running time
124 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Cast
Animation
Music
Cinematography
Animation, Atsushi Okui
Producer
Studio Ghibli. Producer: Toshio Suzuki. Distributor: Toho
Genre
Animation. Drama. Fantasy | 1940s. Psychological Drama
Movie Groups
Studio Ghibli (+ Related Films)
Synopsis
While the Second World War rages, the teenage Mahito, haunted by his mother's tragic death, is relocated from Tokyo to the serene rural home of his new stepmother Natsuko, a woman who bears a striking resemblance to the boy's mother. As he tries to adjust, this strange new world grows even stranger following the appearance of a persistent gray heron, who perplexes and bedevils Mahito, dubbing him the "long-awaited one."
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Awards
2023: San Sebastián Film Festival: Oficial Selection (Out of Competition)
2023: Sitges Film Festival: Special Session (Out of Competition)
2023: Academy Awards (Oscars): Best Animated Feature.
2023: Golden Globes Awards: Best Animated Feature Film. 2 nominations
2023: BAFTA - British Academy Film Awards: Best Animated Film.
2023: Toronto Film Festival (TIFF): nominated to People's Choice Award (Best Film).
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The Boy and the Heron
2023
Hayao Miyazaki
7.1
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