Belle

Image from animated film Belle of character with long pink hair against cityscape

Japan | 2021 | 122 min. | Mamoru Hosoda

January 14 - 27, 2022

From the celebrated Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creators of Mirai and Wolf Children, comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.

On weekdays, the first showtime of each day will be dubbed; all others will be subtitled. On Saturday and Sunday, the first *two* showtimes of each day will be dubbed; all others will be subtitled.

Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.

MPAA Rating: PG

  • Director: Mamoru Hosoda
  • Principal Cast: Kaho Nakamura, Ryô Narita, Shôta Sometani, Tina Tamashiro
  • Country: Japan
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 122 min.
  • Producer: Yûichirô Saitô
  • Screenplay: Mamoru Hosoda
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: Japanese
  • US Distributor: GKIDS
  • International Sales: Charades