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The Boy and the Beast


Having run away from home following the death of his mother, Ren encounters the mysterious Kumatestu: one of the most powerful Beasts from a parallel world inhabited only by anthropomorphic animals. Ren decides to live among these creatures, becoming Kumatetsu’s apprentice in the art of combat. A tale of learning from the suffering that life brings, and the determination to overcome it. (Locarno Film Festival)

Film Festivals (selected): Locarno Film Festival, Nippon Connection, Japanese Film Festival
Available to stream on (subject to change): Vudu, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft, Apple TV, Amazon

[This film is NOT available to stream on SAKKA. We do not own the copyright, and this page is for informative purposes only.]


Mamoru Hosoda