The Borrower Arriety
  • 2010
  • Japan
  • 1h 34min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Cast: Mirai Shida, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Ōtake, Keiko Takeshita, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tomokazu Miura, Kirin Kiki
  • Language: Japanese

Fourteen year old Arrietty (voiced by Shida) and the tiny Clock family live under the floorboards of a suburban home, exploring and borrowing from the human world above. Arrietty may not have the scope of Studio Ghibli's earliest works, but the result is a beautifully realised small-scale drama.

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13 Jul 20114 stars

Studio Ghibli takes on The Borrowers and delivers charming results

(U) 94min Over three decades, the Studio Ghibli brand of animated storytelling has become a worldwide phenomenon through beloved classics My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away and the recent Ponyo. Although not directed by the studio’s co-founder Hayao…

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