Belle (2021)

Belle (2021)

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A teenage girl in a rural town suddenly has the attention of an online universe in this sci-fi fantasy anime from Mamoru Hosoda, writer-director of the Academy Award-nominated Mirai. More

Suzu is a 17-year-old high school student living in a rural town with her father. Wounded by the loss of her mother at a young age, Suzu one day discovers the massive online world "U" and dives into this alternate reality as her avatar, Belle. Before long, all of U's eyes are fixed on Belle, when, suddenly, a mysterious dragon-like figure appears before her.

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2021Rating: PG, Violence122 minsJapanStudio Chizu, Nippon Television Network Corporation, DENTSU, Toho Co., Cartoon Saloon, Kadokawa, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, BookWalker
AnimatedDramaFantasyScience Fiction

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Belle (2021) | Reviews

95%119 reviews

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Variety

Variety

The at times convoluted story can’t help feeling limiting as our imaginations tease all the stuff being ignored...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An immersive experience for anyone willing to give anime a try.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

A beautifully drawn sci-fi fairy tale...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

A movie that unfolds like a technicolour parade of stray ideas...

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Time Out

Time Out

It’s high time to mention Studio Chizu in the same breath as Studio Ghibli, because this one is an absolute feast.

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NPR

NPR

Spiritual, mystical, beautiful, and sort of weird...

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Collider

Collider

(Hosoda) gives us his most visually stunning and varied film to date...

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Hosoda continues to build on an impressive body of work, dealing with heavy themes in a sensitive and artistic manner.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

For all of the film's visually striking action... it's the generosity of spirit with which it approaches the modern teenage experience that's its most impressive attribute.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

A thoughtful exploration of the opportunities allowed by internet anonymity.

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Belle (2021) | Release Details

Belle (2021) is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Prime Video Store.