From the celebrated Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu (creators of Mirai, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and more) comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.
Suzu is a shy, everyday 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 gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” — and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda | Japan | 2022 | 121 min. | PG | DCP
In Japanese with English subtitles
Source: Belcourt Theatre