Thursday, Feb 24 at 1:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
–Please note: The English dub will be shown on February 21, 23, 25, 26, March 5, and 13. The rest of the screenings are the original Japanese language presentation with English subtitles.
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda. Japan. 2021, 121 mins. DCP. In Japanese with English subtitles. With Kaho Nakamura, Kenjiro Tsuda, Takeru Satoh. With his latest feature Belle, Academy Award–nominated director Mamoru Hosoda (Mirai, Summer Wars, Wolf Children) creates a new kind of fairy tale in this story of a tormented high-school student named Suzu who becomes a towering pink-haired singer named Belle, her avatar in a massive virtual world called U. What at first seems like an escape into fantasy is complicated when this beauty develops a profound connection to a dragon-like beast hounded by digital vigilantes. To create the intricate world of U, Hosoda worked with British architect Eric Wong, and invited Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, of the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, to contribute backgrounds; the stunningly realized character of Belle was designed by veteran Disney animator Jin Kim (Hercules, Tangled). Rated PG. Recommended for ages 8+
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted ($11) for MoMI members. Order online. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.