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Belle

Dir: Mamoru Hosoda
Cast: Voices: Kaho Nakamura, Ryô Narita, Shôta Sometani
121mins   2022   Japan   PG   Japanese    Subtitled    F-Rated

Suzu is a shy high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters "U", a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a globally-beloved singer.

'Fast becoming one of the most exciting filmmakers in Japanese animation, Hosoda continues to build on an impressive body of work, dealing with heavy themes in a sensitive and artistic manner' - Hannah Strong, Little White Lies