Truly touching tiny tale
Voiced by Tom Holland, Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Olivia Colman.
RELEASED in subtitled and dubbed versions, this animated Japanese feature is a colourful adaptation of Mary Norton’s novel The Borrowers, about a tiny family which lives unseen in a house of humans. A boy called Sho (Holland) goes to stay with his aunt to rest before an important operation in hospital. One day, he glimpses a tiny figure, Arrietty (Ronan), the daughter of the Clock family who live beneath the floorboards, unseen by his aunt or her cats. Ignoring the warnings about humans from her father Pod (Strong) and mother Homily (Colman), Arrietty forges an unlikely friendship with sympathetic and kind Sho. Needless to say, Pod and Homily are terrified that other humans will discover their existence and they will be forced to move to a new dwelling.