A not-to-be-missed event, the Hosoda Film Festival is an opportunity to enjoy Mamoru HOSODA's movies, including Wolf Children (2012), Summer Wars (2009), and BELLE (2021), his latest film that has been a worldwide smash!
Summary of the movie BELLE: “In real life, Suzu is a self-conscious teenager stuck in her small mountain town with her father. But in the virtual world of "U", Suzu becomes Belle, a music icon with over 5 billion followers. A difficult double life for the shy Suzu, which takes an unexpected turn when Belle meets the Beast, a creature as fascinating as it is frightening.
A virtual tug-of-war between Belle and the Beast ensues, where Suzu discovers who she is."
The screening will take place on Saturday, July 16, at the YUZU Stage from 6pm to 8.30pm! It is free and without reservation.
Mamoru HOSODA was born in 1967, in the Toyama prefecture. He joined the Toei Doga studio (now Toei Animation) in 1991, going from animator to stage director, then director in 1999 with the film Digimon Adventure. Shortly afterwards, he became a freelancer and directed The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) and Summer Wars (2009), which attracted attention both in Japan and internationally. In 2011, he founded his own animation studio, Studio Chizu, with producer Yuichiro SAITO, where he directed and wrote the script for Wolf Children and The Boy and the Beast. His next film, Mirai (2018), has been screened at the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, then nominated for the Animated Feature Film Award at the 91st Academy Awards and the 76th Golden Globes. It won the Independent Feature Film Award at the 46th Annie Awards.
BELLE, Mamoru HOSODA's (Wolf Children, Summer Wars) latest movie is to be discovered in original and French version (with the voice of singer Louane) from June 29th in 4K Collector Edition, Blu-ray Collector and DVD & Blu-Ray, on https://www.alltheanime.fr/ !