In real life, Suzu is an insecure teenager living in a small town with her father. But when she goes online in the virtual world of "U," she becomes Belle, a successful singer with billions of followers.
Language: Japanese subtitles: English
Since no one knows that the shy Suzu is the true face behind the pop idol, she becomes more and more entangled in this double life. Through her encounter with the Beast, a mysterious creature within "U," her online and offline lives increasingly converge. Suzu goes in search of the Beast and together they discover what it means to be yourself.
This poetic beautiful anime deserves a big screen. Belle is the visually stunning new film from Japanese animation director Mamoru Hosoda and asks interesting questions like what would happen if digital avatars were truer reflections of the self?
Prepare to be enchanted.
This film program is a collaboration with Kinjin, the Japanese culture association for students in Eindhoven.
On Wednesday there will be a follow-up discussion after the film in restaurant De Zwarte Doos.
“Gorgeous, big hearted anime” The Guardian.
“Hosoda thoughtfully adds new, emotionally fertile soil to the vintage narrative.” - Roger Ebert
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page.
Please note: you can only buy a ticket online; tickets are not purchasable with cash or bank card at the ticket counter.
You can find more general information about tickets, refund policy etc. here.
Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30. We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.