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Belle + Q&A with Director Mamoru Hosoda (London - UK)

Saturday
27
November
2021
Start Date: 27 November 2021
Start Time:
Country: United Kingdom
Posted By: Joe

Belle

Categories: Screening Anime Film Talk

Where is it?

Picturehouse Central
Piccadilly
London
W1D 7DH
United Kingdom

High-school student Suzu finds everyday social conventions difficult to deal with and is increasingly drawn into an alternative, virtual world via the U app - an Internet-based environment with five billion members. Here, she excels as singing megastar Belle; her alter-ego even providing her with a confidence boost in reality. U allows people like Suzu, who battles to cope with the loss of her mother, to find some sanctuary from the pain and struggles of their real lives.

Yet, within its atmosphere of beauty and wonder, an underlying danger surfaces. Belle/Suzu's life becomes entwined with a disruptive presence known as the 'Dragon', as she recognises that behind this threatening fa├žade someone pained is crying out for help.

Screening in partnership with Anime Limited and The Japan Foundation with 30 minute Q+A afterwards with the director.

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