The Boy and the Heron
Kimitachi wa Do Ikiru ka
Japan Society Members-Only Preview Screening.
From the acclaimed Studio Ghibli comes Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s first film in 10 years. This landmark motion picture in Japan had its sold out U.S. premiere at the prestigious New York Film Festival, and Japan Society is now honored to present an exclusive preview screening prior to its wide theatrical release on December 8.
Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, The Boy and the Heron follows the story of Mahito, a young boy burned by the tragedies of WWII and his odyssey into another world. It is a tremendously personal tale pulled from Miyazaki’s own experiences and emotions about family, legacy, and what we inherit. The Boy and the Heron is ripe with Studio Ghibli’s iconic fantastical creations and elevates them with profound themes from the heart of a master storyteller.
Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 2023, 125 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, Aimyon.
“A semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death and creation” (GKIDS)
Presented in partnership with GKIDS, releasing The Boy and the Heron in theaters nationwide on December 8.
© 2023 Studio Ghibli
Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Yen Press. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and The John and Miyoko Davey Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, and Friends of Film. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the official Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film. Housing assistance is provided by the Kitano Hotel, the official hotel sponsor of Japan Society Film.
- Friday, November 17, 2023
- 8:30 pm
- In-Person Event
- Reserved Tickets
- $25 Members
- $25 Corporate Members
This event is sold out.