The Boy and the Beast
Dir: Mamoru Hosoda
Japan, 2015, 120minmins, DCP
Cast: Voice Yakusho Koji, Miyazaki Aoi, Sometani Shōta
Voice Cast: Yakusho Koji, Miyazaki Aoi, Sometani Shōta
Accidentally ventures into the Beast Kingdom, the lonely boy Kyuta is taken in as an apprentice by the powerful but hotheaded warrior beast Kumatetsu. Despite their constant strife, the fiercely pair soon develop a father-son relationship, and unite in the fight against a monster who devastates the human world. In an impressive mix of hand-drawn and CGI animation, Hosoda’s action-adventure boosts the wildest imagination with his fantastic world of beast and his versatility of playful fights, and most captivatingly, an unsentimental love of surrogate familial communities.
2016 Japan Academy Film Prize, Best Animation Film
2015 San Sebastián International Film Festival, Golden Seashell Nominee
19.8.2018 (SUN): Master Class with director Mamoru Hosoda
Venue: Tai Kwun JC Cube
Moderator: Toe Yuen
Admission by ticket only
Conducted in Cantonese and Japanese
Tickets available at screening venue on screening date 2018-08-17 (Fri)
Full House 2018-08-19 (Sun)
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- Chinese Subtitles
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- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
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