***** "masterpiece... Miyazaki's most expansive and magisterial film" - Caryn James, BBC Culture

***** "it’s an astonishing farewell... breathlessly thrilling" - Robbie Collin, Telegraph

***** "a luscious, absorbing animated masterpiece" - Mireia Mullor, Digital Spy

***** "everything here feels fresh and revelatory" - Anne-Katrin Titze, Eye For Film

"leaves audiences dropped-jawed in awe... lovingly layered, visually riveting, and ruthlessly sincere" – Kristy Puchko, Mashable

A young boy named Mahito yearning for his mother ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There, death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning. A semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death and creation, in tribute to friendship, from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.

Image © 2023 Studio Ghibli

The Boy and the Heron is released in the UK on 26 December by Elysian Film Group.