Seventeen-year-old Suzu is chasing away the gloom of losing her mother in virtual reality. In an app called U, anyone can be whoever they want. The girl chooses the identity of freckled singer Belle who soon becomes popular on the network. All is sunshine and rainbows but then a ferocious Dragon disrupts her concert. Suzu is determined to find out who the hate-filled beast is. In this coming-of-age story in the age of social media, director Mamoru Hosoda draws on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, particularly the theme of finding the line between how the world perceives us and our true identity. During its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the film received a 14-minute standing ovation.
Rjú to sobakasu no hime
Takeru Sató, Kaho Nakamura, Ikura, Šóta Sometani, Rjó Narita
Japanese with Czech subtitles
14.03.18:00 / Prague / Lucerna / Main room