An adaptation of Mary Norton's classic children's books that brings the world of the tiny Borrowers who live under our floorboards into the twenty-first century in an action-packed, funny and warm-hearted film. Arriety, a head-strong teenage Borrower, is desperate to explore life outside her hidden family home. She sneaks out one night and befriends James, a lonely boy who lives above her with his Grandmother and widowed father. However, when the Borrowers hidden home is discovered by James' Grandmother, they are forced to abandon it and venture into the wide world. They meet with Spiller, a tearaway who guides them to their new home and instantly takes a shine to Arriety. She can't stand him, but when her parents are captured by Mildeye, a scientist who is determined to make his name and fortune by exposing these 'little people', she is ofreced to accept that she can't rescue them alone and will need Spiller's help. After a series of daring adventures, Arriety, Spiller and James manage to out-smart Mildeye and free Arriety's parents. Filled with an all star cast, this is a funny and thrilling fast-paced tale of adventure, while at its heart is a message about the importance of family and our relationships with the people we love.
Starring Stephen Fry, Victoria Wood, Christopher Eccleston
Director Tom Harper