Hayao Miyazaki’s script of Arrietty is based on the children’s novel The Borrowers (1952) by English author Mary Norton. The narrative of the film has been shifted from 50s England to modern day Japan, where a suburban neighbourhood of a large city serves as the film’s setting.
Young Arrietty is no normal teenager. She belongs to the tiny folk of the Borrowers, living with her family under the floorboards of a human-inhabited house. When she turns 14, her father takes her on a borrowing venture to the world of humans, where she meets the boy Sho. The first Borrower rule is never to let humans see them, yet Arrietty can not help but listen to her heart. The newfound affection between the youngsters help both of them in discovering their teenage identities. This classic story is full of Ghibli magic.
Please note that the movie is dubbed in Finnish and that there are no subtitles.
Ohjaus: Hiromasa Yonebayashi