PANG Ho-Cheung

PANG Ho-Cheung
With Hong Kong director PANG Ho-cheung after interviewing him in 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

ACF 1318: Special screening of THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY

The Secret World of Arrietty
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Japan, 2010, 94 minutes
When: Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:00pm
Where: Symphony Space
2537 Broadway  New York, NY 10025
Between 94th and 95th Streets
Special Preview Screening - On Show Only!
In English - Recommended All Ages

The New York International Children's Film Festival is thrilled to present a special preview screening of The Secret World of Arrietty, based on Mary Norton's classic children's book "The Borrowers." Co-written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Miyazaki protégé Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the film is a gorgeous and entertaining treat - a beautiful story, sumptuously animated with all the loving detail, warmth, and humanity we have come to expect from Studio Ghibli's finest works.

"Arrietty is simply gorgeous, embracing the ravishing color of garden flowers, wildly sprouting vines, the perfection of a raindrop on a leaf. Children will enjoy the borrowers' thrilling forays into the house in search of sustenance; adults can wallow in the exquisite detail of the interior and leafy surroundings. Animation simply doesn't get any better than Ghibli's ravishing creation." - Daily Telegraph

Arrietty is a girl of 14, one of the "little people" living secretly with her parents under the floors of an English-style country house. They survive by borrowing food and finding ingenious uses for household objects dropped by its inhabitants - a single cube of sugar can last for weeks and a pin makes a great sword for fighting off hungry insects! But one day a new visitor moves into the empty room upstairs. Shawn is a delicate, handsome teenage boy who has come to the house to rest and build his strength before a heart operation. When he catches sight of Arreitty he is entranced, and the two begin to form a bond. But with their secret now exposed, the Borrower family worries that they may need to move away and find a new home. In English, with voice cast including Will Arnett, Carol Burnett, and Amy Poehler.

This event is expected to sell out. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE or call TicketWeb directly at 866-468-7619.

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