Boy and the Beast, The

OTTAWA PREMIERE | STARTS MAY 28

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles

WINNER – BEST ANIMATION FILM – AWARDS OF THE JAPANESE ACADEMY

“…an emotionally rewarding crowd-pleaser. ” – Simon Abrams, RogerEbert.com

The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely family will be put to ultimate test-a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

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