The Secret World of Arrietty

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The Secret World of Arrietty, about a teeny-size 14-year-old girl who lives with her family beneath the floorboards of a big house and the human-size boy who befriends her, is adapted from British author Mary Norton’s wonderful children’s fantasy novels, The Borrowers.

“A beautiful and poignant experience … truly a film for both adults and children.” – Jeremy Knox, Film Threat

The lyrical animation, with its meditative attention to nature, bears the unique Studio Ghibli stamp. The result is a dreamy, soft-edged hybrid, equally interested in observing raindrops and the worries of a race of minuscule beings. (Dir. by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2010, Japan, 94 mins., Rated G)