The Boy and the Beast

Festival 2016
Feature Japan | Special Preview Screening
Animation, Mamoru Hosoda; 2015, 119 min.
Recommended ages: Rated PG
In Japanese
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, they begin training together and slowly form a makeshift family. When a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between the unlikely pair is put to the test in a final, epic showdown. Can they work together to combine their strength and courage?

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