Renowned anime director Mamoru Hosoda returns with a reimagining of Beauty and the Beast for the digital landscape. Suzu is a seventeen-year-old high school student living in a rural village with her father. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. One day, she enters “U,” a virtual world of five billion members on the internet. There, she is not Suzu anymore but Belle, a globally beloved singer. She soon meets a mysterious creature and, together, they embark on an emotional journey in their quest to discover who they truly are.
Kaho Nakamura, Takeru Satoh, Koji Yakusho, Lilas Ikuta
Director: Mamoru Hosoda, 1967, Japan
Films: Wolf Children (2012), The Boy and the Beast (2016), Mirai (2018)