The Boy and the Heron
Title: The Boy and the Heron
Original Title: Kimitachi wa dô ikiru ka
- Country: Japan
- Language: Japanese
- Length: 124 Minutes (2 hours 4 min)
- Genre: Animation Adventure Drama
- Studios: Studio Ghibli Toho Company
- Distributor: Vértigo Films
22 days left
- UK: December 26 2023
- United States: December 08 2023
The Boy and the Heron' is the latest film from Studio Ghibli director and co-founder Hayao Miyazaki. This latest adventure is based on the novel by Yoshino Genzaburo, published in 1937 and presents a plot with an intimate idiosyncrasy very marked where the protagonist Kopeur, is a teenager who has suffered the death of his father and is forced to move to live with his uncle.This novel is told from the perspective of Koperu himself, who is in full evolution and development of vital teachings and according to the diary written by his uncle, where he shares his doubts about how to educate him. However, this adaptation of the novel and its trailer introduce us to Mahito, a teenager who loses his mother due to the bombing of Japan and has to move in with his aunt. In this fantasy universe, Mahito will be helped by a heron who is able to talk and who, according to her, knows how to take him to his mother.
The film is produced by the legendary anime studio Studio Ghibli and Toho Company. In addition to directing it, Hayao Miyazaki also wrote the screenplay with Genzaburô Yoshino.
The cast includes Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, Takuya Kimura, Aimyon, Kô Shibasaki, Yoshino Kimura and Shohei Hino among others.
In Spain, the movie will be premiered on October 27.
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In December 2019, it was announced that the film was 15% complete after three and a half years of work. Producer Toshio Suzuki explained that it took Miyazaki to direct seven to ten minutes of animation per month and that they had scheduled five minutes of animation per month or approximately one hour per year into the film. However, Miyazaki has ended up directing approximately one minute of animation per month.
The first animated film in history to open the Toronto International Film Festival.
Apart from the official poster, there will be no promotional material for the animated film.