Feature - International / UK premiere

Arriety (Kari-gurashi no Arietti)

  • Hiromasa Yonebayashi /
  • Japan /
  • 2010 /
  • 94 mins

Voice Cast: Mirai Shida, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Otake, Keiko Takeshita, Tatsuya Fujiwara / Animation / Japanese

Studio Ghibli’s reworking of an English classic.

 All EIFF screenings of 'Arriety' will feature the original Japanese language dialogue, with English subtitles. The film is not dubbed into English.

The Borrowers are a tiny group of people, only 10cm tall, who live under the floorboards of typical human households. On a mission to get some sugar Borrowers Arriety and her father Pod are noticed by Sho, a boy just moved in with his great aunt Sadako. Keen to befriend, Sho tells them not to be afraid and a bond between Arriety and Sho is born but troubled by the threat of Borrower extinction by humans and Sho’s heart condition the two friends struggle to stay together.

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  • #1 adam batty / Tuesday 17 May, 2011 / 18:48 GMT

    The UK premiere is being held three weeks earlier in Sheffield...
  • #2 José Figueroa / Tuesday 21 June, 2011 / 00:35 GMT

    What an excellent film! I watched it tonight at the Filmhouse and it was well worth it. I'm very glad that they screened the original Japanese language version. I doubt the English dubbed version could be nearly as moving.

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