BELLE

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Showings

1925 Hall Thu, Jan 13 7:45 PM
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda | Japan | 2022 | 121 min. | PG | DCP In Japanese with English subtitles
1925 Hall Fri, Jan 14 3:50 PM
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda | Japan | 2022 | 121 min. | PG | DCP Dubbed in English
1925 Hall Fri, Jan 14 6:25 PM
Introduction from local animator Nathan Morrow
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda | Japan | 2022 | 121 min. | PG | DCP In Japanese with English subtitles
1925 Hall Fri, Jan 14 9:00 PM
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda | Japan | 2022 | 121 min. | PG | DCP In Japanese with English subtitles
1966 Hall Sat, Jan 15 12:00 PM
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda | Japan | 2022 | 121 min. | PG | DCP Dubbed in English
1925 Hall Sat, Jan 15 3:50 PM
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda | Japan | 2022 | 121 min. | PG | DCP Dubbed in English
1925 Hall Sat, Jan 15 6:25 PM
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda | Japan | 2022 | 121 min. | PG | DCP In Japanese with English subtitles
1925 Hall Sat, Jan 15 9:00 PM
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda | Japan | 2022 | 121 min. | PG | DCP In Japanese with English subtitles
1966 Hall Sun, Jan 16 12:00 PM
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda | Japan | 2022 | 121 min. | PG | DCP Dubbed in English
1966 Hall Mon, Jan 17 5:45 PM
1966 Hall Tue, Jan 18 5:45 PM
1966 Hall Wed, Jan 19 5:45 PM
1966 Hall Thu, Jan 20 5:45 PM
Manzler/Webb Screening Room Fri, Jan 21 7:35 PM
1966 Hall Sat, Jan 22 11:35 AM
Manzler/Webb Screening Room Sat, Jan 22 7:35 PM
1966 Hall Sun, Jan 23 11:35 AM

Description

Additional showtimes will be posted on Mon, Jan 10.

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.

“Fast becoming one of the most exciting filmmakers in Japanese animation, Hosoda continues to build on an impressive body of work, dealing with heavy themes in a sensitive and artistic manner.” —Hannah Strong, Little White Lies

“If the moral of this story is ultimately a simple one, at least Suzu learns it in a way too novel to forget: The internet can give anyone a voice, but it's only a beautiful place when people actually hear each other.” —David Erhlich, IndieWire

“A beautifully observed, dazzlingly animated sci-fi fairy tale about our online-offline double lives - it's Hosoda's finest film since 2012's WOLF CHILDREN, and perhaps his best to date.” —Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph

The Belcourt Theatre does not provide advisories about subject matter or potential triggering content, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

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