23 December 2023

Meet up at the Cinema Odeon in Bologna for an unmissable evening on Sunday 31 December at 9.30pm!

One of the most anticipated films of the year, The Boy and the Heron is the latest masterpiece from director Hayao Miyazaki, well known to all animation enthusiasts, and beyond, for his cinematic masterpieces such as The Wind Rises, The Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke.

🏆 Nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film and Best Soundtrack in 2024.


The young Mahito, just twelve years old, struggles to settle into a new city after the death of his mother. However, when a talking heron informs him that his mother is still alive, he sets out to look for her, thus entering a fantasy world.


What better way to end the past year than by immersing yourself in the magical atmosphere of Miyazaki’s latest masterpiece?


A film that intertwines past, present and future, in a splendid setting that contains the last lesson of a great Master who never stopped dreaming.


Inspired by memories of his childhood and the book And how will you live? from 1937 by Genzaburo Yoshino, the film contains themes dear to the director such as the theme of flight, the relationship between man and nature, between life and death.


The film will be officially released in Italian cinemas on January 1, 2024.