Animation, Family, Adventure

The Dragon and the Freckled Beauty

Original language: dubbed in Lithuanian

Ryû to sobakasu no hime

Suzu is a modest 17-year-old schoolgirl who lives separated from her father in a mountain village. But when she joins the virtual world of U, she transforms Beautiful , a world-famous singer with over five billion followers. Shy Suzu finds it hard to live this double life. Soon she meets a mysterious creature - charming and terrifying. Together they embark on an adventure that will help Beautiful  to know who she really is.

"Exuding the irrepressible humanity and sense of wonder of animator Mamoru Hosoda's work, the film explores contemporary themes of bullying and teenage angst by bringing them into the digital world. Like Disney's Beauty and the Beast, steeped in Hosoda's stunning anime vision, this masterpiece of majestic visuals and music is an unforgettable big screen experience. It's an affirmation of the power of kindness, empathy and imagination to create a better, more authentic version of yourself, both in the virtual world and in our own.” (Andrei Tănăsescu)

World Premiere: Cannes Film Festival, 2021

<font style="vertical-align: inherit;"></font> Recommended for students from 5-12 grades.

Areas of education: artistic education, ethics, social education, general competences.

Topics for conversation after the movie: personal characteristics, music, anime, virtual reality.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Year: 2021
Country: Japan
Runtime: 121 min
Rating: V
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