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Poster for Ghibli at GFC 2023: The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

Ghibli at GFC 2023: The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

Opens on May 5

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Run Time: 94 min. Rating: G Release Year: 2010

Starring: Amy Poehler, Bridgit Mendler, Carol Burnett., David Henrie, Moisés Arias, Will Arnett

Country: Japan
Language: Japanese

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About the film:

From Academy Award-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi comes a gorgeous and adventure-filled adaptation of Mary Norton’s “The Borrowers”, one of the most beloved children’s books of all time.

In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live out of sight of humans. But when brave and tiny Arrietty is out gathering supplies, she is discovered by Shawn, a human boy, and they begin to form a friendship that blossoms into an extraordinary adventure. A sumptuously animated and heartwarming story.

About the filmmaker:

Hiromasa Yonebayashi is a Japanese animator and director. He joined Studio Ghibli and worked on their projects beginning with Princess Mononoke (1997). He made his directorial debut with The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), becoming the youngest director of a theatrical film produced by the studio. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2015 for his second film, When Marnie Was There (2014). After leaving Studio Ghibli, he established Studio Ponoc and directed Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017). He studied at the Kanazawa College of Art, where he majored in commercial design.

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