“The Boy and the Heron: A Captivating Tale of Friendship and Adventure, Premieres at IFF Boston on October 23rd”

The Boy and the Heron



The Boy and the Heron: A Captivating Tale of Friendship and Adventure, Premieres at IFF Boston on October 23rd\


  • Introduce the upcoming premiere of the film “The Boy and the Heron” at the IFF Boston on October 23rd.
  • Highlight the captivating nature of the film, focusing on its themes of friendship and adventure.

Synopsis of the Film

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  • Discuss the central characters and their journey throughout the film.
  • Emphasize the unique bond between the boy and the heron and how it drives the narrative.

Themes Explored

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  • Discuss how these themes resonate with audiences of all ages.
  • Highlight the emotional depth and universal messages conveyed through the story.
Production Details
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Impact and Reception
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IFF Boston Premiere

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  • Discuss the significance of being selected for such a prestigious film festival.
  • Encourage readers to attend the premiere and experience the film firsthand.
  • Recap the captivating nature of “The Boy and the Heron” and its themes of friendship and adventure.
  • Reiterate the importance of attending the IFF Boston premiere on October 23rd.
  • Leave readers excited and eager to watch the film and discover its magic.

Hayao Miyazaki film screens at The Brattle Theater

The Boston Independent Film Festival will screen Hayao Miyazaki’s latest feature film, The Boy and the Heron (Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka, or literally How Do You Live?) at the Brattle Theater on October 23 .Japanese with English subtitles. The film has been licensed by GKIDS and will be released in North American theaters on December 8, with previews on November 22. The preview will include an English dub and a review with Japanese audio with English subtitles. The film had its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), opening events on September 7 at Roy Thomson Hall. It was the first time the festival had opened with an action film and a first for a Japanese film. The San Sebastian Film Festival (SSIFF) presented its European premiere on September 22 at the Kursaal Auditorium in San Sebastian, Spain, following the opening gala of the event. This is the fourth film Miyazaki presented at SSIFF, and the first time his film was included in the official selection of the event. The festival honored Miyazaki with the Donostia Award for his work. The film is expected to open the 2023 Animation Is Film Festival, which will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood from October 18-22. The Miami Film Festival’s Gems 2023 event will screen the film on November 4 at 4:30 p.m. EDT at Silverspot Cinema 12.

The film was released in Japan on July 14 and sold 1.003 million tickets and earned approximately $13.2 million in its first three days in Japan. The film sold 1.353 million tickets and earned 2.149 billion yen (about $15.53 million) during its Friday-Monday weekend (July 17 is Japan’s Navy Day). Boy and Heron earned a total of 8,333,397,800 yen (about $55.60 million). It is the 74th highest-grossing film ever made in Japan.

The film is the first Studio Ghibli film to receive a simultaneous IMAX release. The film is also screened in Dolby Atmos, Dolby Cinema and DTS:X.

Miyazaki was paid the first fee, in addition to directing the movie and writing the screenplay. The song was written by Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro). Kenshi Yonezu (Chainsaw Man, My Hero Academia, March Comes Like a Lion) performs the theme song “Chikyūgi” (Globe). Source: IFF Boston