THE BOY AND THE BEAST
Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2016

THE BOY AND THE BEAST

Directed by Mamoru Hosoda

Info

Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Section: Spotlight
Country: Japan
Year: 2015
PT: DER JUNGE UND DAS BIEST
OT: BAKEMONO NO KO
Language: Japanese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Koji Yakusho, Shota Sometani, Aoi Miyazaki, Suzu Hirose, Yo Oizumi
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Logline

THE BOY AND THE BEAST

Lost and lonely in Tokyo, Kyuta meets a bear-like beast that takes him into his world, where the bear warrior trains him to be a great swordsman. Kyuta grows into a young man in this fantastic world, until he manages to open a bridge between the two worlds, and sets out in search of his father.


This gripping and witty anime adventure for all ages is also screening in the Kinderfilmfest sidebar on July 2nd, 3 pm at Carl-Orff-Saal, Gasteig.

Meet the director

THE BOY AND THE BEAST

Mamoru Hosoda

Mamoru Hosoda was born 1967 in Toyama prefecture. In 1991, he joined Toei Animation as an animator before becoming a director. In 2003, he directed SUPERFLAT MONOGRAM, a video for Louis Vuitton. He turned freelance thereafter, and in 2006, he released sleeper hit THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME, which won the Japan Academy Prize for Best Animation and other awards. In 2009, he released SUMMER WARS based on a story he wrote, which drew an audience of 1.26 million. It swept the animation awards in Japan, was invited to the 2010 Berlin Film Festival, and nominated for the 2011 Annie Award as Best Director. In 2011, Hosoda co-founded animation studio Studio Chizu. WOLF CHILDREN, which he wrote and directed, drew an audience of 3.44 million.

Credits

Screenplay: Mamoru Hosoda
Director of Photography: Takashi Omori, Yohei Takamatsu, Yôichi Nishikawa
Film Editor: Shigeru Nishiyama
Composer: Masakatsu Takagi
Sound: Yoshio Obara
Producer: Seiji Okuda
Production Company: Studio Chizu
World Sales: Gaumont
Distributor: Universum Film GmbH