Sunday 5 November from 19:00 to 21:04

The Boy and the Heron Sold out


Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki was supposed to retire ten years ago, but he just can’t stop making movies. Lucky us! His newest animation is about the young Mahito Maki, who misses his late mom very much. He finds consolidation and company in a talking heron and in the fantasy world that they explore together. In the background, the Second World War is destroying Tokyo. Because of the autobiographical components and the beautiful message, this film would be a gorgeous swan song for Miyazaki. But who knows: maybe, in a few years, he’ll be back at LIFF with another film!


124 min.

Spoken language





Animation, Adventure, Drama


Hayao Miyazaki


Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, Takuya Kimura


Trianon 1

Films is also screened on:

The Boy and the Heron
Sunday 29 October
11:45 - 13:49
Trianon 1
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
The Boy and the Heron
Wednesday 1 November
16:00 - 18:04
Trianon 1
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
The Boy and the Heron Almost sold out
Saturday 4 November
10:45 - 12:49
Trianon 1
€12,00 (Standard ticket)

Independent: Selections

Films from established authors and independent makers with their own style. In this program, you will see the newest films from directors who have already established their place in the canon (and in our hearts). This program largely consists of previews and Dutch premieres of those films that we will be talking about for months to come. These films cannot be skipped!

All films from this program