“The Boy and the Heron” arrives in Mexico: when and where can you see it? – The Sun of Mexico

After premiering mid-year in Japan and a few weeks ago in the United States, “The Boy and the Heron” arrives in Mexico exclusively to theaters Cinépolisa film that represents the post-retirement return of the world-acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki.

Below we tell you what it is about, as well as where and when you can enjoy it on the big screen.

What is “The Boy and the Heron” about?

After losing his mother, an 11-year-old boy named “Mahito“He is going to live with his father and stepmother”Natsuko” to a place far from the city called “Gray Heron Mansion”.

While there, the boy encounters a heronwho appears in the middle of his grief to guide him towards an unknown world, through a emotional and philosophical journey in which you will learn about life and death.

“The Boy and the Heron” is the new film Hayao Miyazakifounder of Studio Ghibli together with his Japanese compatriot Isao Takahata. Since 1985, the studio has been one of the most successful in the world, with titles such as “My Neighbor Totoro” from 1988, “Princess Mononoke” from 1997, “Spirited Away” from 2001 and “The Amazing Hobo Castle” from 2004.

Through the fancy that characterizes the universe created by Miyazaki, “The Boy and the Heron” explores a semi-autobiographical story set in what the Second World War in his country, an event that marked his life.

For the new release, Miyazaki assigned the art direction to Yoji Takeshige and Noboru Yoshidawho had previously worked in “Spirited Away” and “My Neighbor Totoro”. After the premiere of the film, it can be assured that it was a right decision, since in the United States it raised 12.8 million dollars, becoming the Studio Ghibli who has received the greatest amount of money in the North American country.

What awards has “The Boy and the Heron” won?

Although initially “The Boy and the Heron” It was planned to be produced in three years, it ultimately took seven to complete, from script to final product. That period was not an exaggeration or waste of time, but rather the time necessary to bring to the screen a film that has been awarded as the Best Animated Film by Los Angeles Film Critics Associationin addition to that of Boston and Chicago.

Likewise, he won the same category in por el New York Critics Circle and will soon compete at the Golden Globes and the Oscars 2024 in the category of Best Soundtrack.

When and where to see it?

“The Boy and the Heron” will be released this December 28 exclusively in theaters Cinépolis of all country. On the other hand, it will also have special functions in format IMAX only on January 4 and 10, 2024 in theaters. In addition, Cinépolis has reported that the first attendees will receive a commemorative ticket.


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