The Eclectic Cinema is showing Belle in the Cheltenham Playhouse

Belle: the Dragon and the Freckled Princess
(27 May 2024 at 19.30 in the Cheltenham Playhouse)

Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda | Japan | 2021 | 12 | 119 mins | Trailer

Suzu is a shy high-school student in rural Japan, who has given up on her previous passion for writing and singing songs, following the death of her mother. She’s persuaded to enrol in a virtual world called U, where her avatar, known as Belle, becomes a rising star as a singer. The narrative shows how the real and virtual worlds can work together, so that Suzu can overcome adversity in the real world, but only with the help of Belle in the virtual one. It’s directed by Mamoru Hosoda, who also directed our last anime screening – The Girl Who Leapt through Time. It’s anime for all the family.