Hayao Miyazaki has been winning the hearts of children and adults around the world for years. This film is supposed to put an end to that.
Miyazaki is known for directing films like Magically gone, My neighbor TotoroAnd Ponyo through his company Studio Ghibli. His works deal with profound themes such as family, magic and the destructive forces unleashed by industrialism. Still, there is a contradiction in Miyazaki; for his films often reject modernism, but at the same time are obsessed with and fascinated by aspects of it. Miyazaki always transforms these contradictions into something beautiful.
Although he has announced his retirement several times, Miyazaki is now 82 years old. His latest “last” film is The boy and the heron, which tells the story of a little boy named Mahito. Mahito lost his mother in a bombing raid during World War II. In real life, too, Miyazaki escaped a bomb blast as a young boy. Like Mahitos, his father became an airplane mechanic. In The boy and the heron, Mahito is visited by a talking Heron who tells him that his mother is still alive. The heron takes him to a new world full of magic and secrets in search of his mother.
After months of anticipation (and absolutely no footage released to the public) The boy and the heron Trailer is finally out:
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Here is Studio Ghibli’s official description of the film:
A little boy named Mahito
longing for his mother
ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead.
There death ends
and life finds a new beginning.
A semi-autobiographical fantasy
about life, death and creation,
as a tribute to friendship,
from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.
The boy and the heron scheduled to hit theaters (and IMAX) on December 8th. The film will premiere tomorrow at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Source : screencrush.com