Studio Ghibli Encore Weekend: Feb 15- Feb 18
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Arrietty, a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper. Like all little people, Arrietty remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the floorboards to "borrow" scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. But when 12-year-old Shawn, a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty's family from the home and straight into danger.
Based on The Borrowers by Mary Norton, this 2010 film was directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and scripted by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa. The year's highest grossing domestic release at the Japanese box office, it subsequently received the Animation of the Year award at the 34th Japan Academy Prize ceremony and achieved considerable international success.
Duration: 95 mins. | Rating: G | Presented Feb. 16 dubbed in English