WHO’S IN IT? (ENGLISH VERSION)

Kylie McNeill (film debut), Paul Castro Jr. (The Skeleton Twins), Ben Lepley (The Wonderland), Jessica DiCicco (Over the Hedge), Manny Jacinto (Bad Times at the El Royale), Brandon Engman (Weathering with You), Hunter Schafer (film debut), Chace Crawford (Inheritance), Ellyn Stern (Roboman Hakaider), Andrew Kishino (Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop), Noelle McGrath (film debut), David Chen (Over the Moon), Jessica Gee George (Little Big Panda), Barbara Goodson (Zootropolis), Martha Harms (Arc), Wendee Lee (Perfect Blue), Julie Nathanson (Searching), Kiff VandenHeuvel (Behind the Candelabra)

WHO’S IN IT? (JAPANESE VERSION)

Kaho Nakamura (film debut), Takeru Satoh (Bakuman), Kōji Yakusho (13 Assassins), Rira Ikuta (film debut), Ryō Narita (Your Name), Shōta Sometani (Wolf Children), Tina Tamashiro (Hell Girl), Toshiyuki Morikawa (Vexille), Fuyumi Sakamoto (film debut), Kenjiro Tsuda (Planzet), Mami Koyama (Andromeda Stories), Mamoru Miyano (Hal), Michiko Shimizu (When the Curtain Rises), Ryoko Moriyama (Give It All), Sachiyo Nakao (film debut), Yoshimi Iwasaki (film debut), Sumi Shimamoto (Weathering with You), Ken Ishiguro (Isola)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), director, writer; Yûichirô Saitô (Mirai), producer; Yûta Bandoh (It Comes), Ludvig Forssell (film debut) and Taisei Iwasaki (8000 Miles), composers; Shigeru Nishiyama (Summer Wars), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Suzu (McNeill/Nakamura) is a 17-year-old high school student living in a rural village with her father (Lepley/Yakusho). One day, she escapes her monotonous existence by logging onto “U”, an online virtual world where she reinvents herself as Belle, a world-famous singer. When she meets a mysterious Dragon avatar, she embarks on a virtual journey which leads to her discovering who she truly is…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The latest film from revered anime director Mamoru Hosoda is a bright and mysterious coming-of-age story with a dash of the virtual thrills of Ready Player One.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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