We finally have a date
We are proud to present it to Italian cinemas The boy and the heron“Maestro Hayao Miyazaki’s new movie!” reads a post by Lucky Red, which — after re-proposing Miyazaki titles over the summer — is finally confirming release in our cinemas on January 1, 2024.
Ten years after the masterpiece The wind risesMiyazaki returns with a film that has already won the hearts of audiences and critics in Japan, breaking all Studio Ghibli box office records.
The boy and the herontranslation of the American title The boy and the heron It will open first the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7 and then the San Sebastian Film Festival on the 22nd, marking the film’s European premiere.
The Japanese director’s anime fantasy epic, which appears to be his last work, refers in its original title to the 1937 novel of the same name by Genzaburo Yoshino, how do you live?who appears in the film, but the feature film has an original story unrelated to the novel.
It opened in July in Japan, and grossed $13.2 million in its opening weekend, making it the biggest debut in Studio Ghibli history. The film is about a boy named Mahito Maki, who discovers an abandoned tower block in his new city and enters a fantasy world with a talking gray heron.
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