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The Boy and the Heron

Dir: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Christian Bale, Gemma Chan, Robert Pattinson, Karen Fukuhara, Dave Bautista, Willem Dafoe
124mins   2023   Japan   12A   English    Audio Described

These performances are dubbed into English. For screenings in Japanese with English subtitles, click here.

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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