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The Boy and the Beast (12A)

26 July

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


This exquisitely crafted, action-packed fable from Wolf Children director Mamoru Hosoda, one of the true masters of Japanese animation, follows nine-year-old Kyuta. After the death of his mother, Kyuta stumbles into a parallel world inhabited by supernatural creatures. The bear-like warrior Kumatetsu decides to accept Kyuta as his apprentice, and their bond grows as they train together in martial arts and sword-fighting. It’s the beginning of a friendship that will be tested to the limit when the worlds of humans and beasts collide. GFF16

  • Director Mamoru Hosoda
  • Cast Koji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Shōta Sometani
  • Certificate 12A: moderate violence
  • Running time 1h59m
  • Country Japan
  • Year of production 2015
  • Language Japanese with English subtitles
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