Hyde Park Picture House

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The Boy and the Beast (Bakemono no ko)

Time
On 13th August - 1.00 PM
Other showings
From 12th August - 13th August
Starring:
Kōji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Shōta Sometani
Director
Dir. Mamoru Hosoda
Duration
119mins
Country
Japan (Japanese with English subs)
Year
2015
Synopsis:

After a critically acclaimed festival run back in 2015 it’s a pleasure to at last be able to bring The Boy and the Beast through to our main programme this summer.

From award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): 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, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. 

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THE BOY AND THE BEAST (BAKEMONO NO KO)
Critical reaction:
  • Fast-ascending Japanese toon talent Mamoru Hosoda follows up 'Wolf Children' and 'Summer Wars' with his biggest hit to date 

    Peter Debruge VARIETY