Elysian Film Group, Anonymous Content, and Bleecker Street have jointly acquired UK rights to The Boy and the Heron, the latest animated feature from celebrated Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki that opened the Toronto Film Festival.
Elysian will release the film in UK cinemas later this year. The Boy and the Heron will have its UK premiere as a special presentation at the London Film Festival next month and had its international premiere at TIFF last week.
The Boy and the Heron is Miyazaki’s first feature film in ten years and features a musical score from his long-time collaborator Joe Hisaishi. The film’s plot follows a teenage boy and his psychological development through encounters with his friends and uncle. He enters a magical world with a talking gray heron after finding an abandoned tower in his new town.
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