Voices of: Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Olivia Colman
Friday 29 July 2011
From Japan's Studio Ghibli comes this sprightly animated adaptation of Mary Norton's children's classic The Borrowers.
Arrietty lives under the floorboards of a rural mansion with her daintily minuscule parents, a family who live by "borrowing" bits and bobs from the human world above. The ingenuity with which father and daughter try to requisition a sugar lump is a miniature of patient craftsmanship. Ghibli's colour palette and fluidity of line are in full working order, while the voice cast (it also comes in a subtitled version), including Saoirse Ronan, Olivia Colman and Mark Strong, should enhance its appeal to UK audiences.
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