GREAT BEAUTY
Total Film|February 2022
BELLE Mamoru Hosoda updates a tale as old as time…
JORDAN FARLEY

Recipient of a 14-minute standing ovation at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Mamoru Hasoda’s Belle is it’s fair to say - something of a crowdpleaser. The story of timid high schooler Suzu, who is secretly the singing sensation Belle inside the virtual world of ‘U’, it’s a film that Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) has been itching to make for three decades.

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