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April 9 - 19 2015

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The Garden of Words

     

THE GARDEN OF WORDS
***World Premiere***

*** Director Makoto Shinkai will sign a limited number of free posters in the cinema foyer from 3PM on April 28th***

***Join us for an In Conversation with Director Makoto Shinkai before the film screens to discuss the film and his body of acclaimed anime work***

The world premiere of Makoto Shinkai's new film!

SCREENINGS: ***1 Screening Only***

4:00PM Sunday April 28th.

Please note: The Garden of Words is a 46 minute film, which will be followed by a 40 minute 'In Conversation' session with director Makoto Shinkai.

Short Summary

Takao, a shoemaker in training, skips school to sketch shoes in a Japanese-style garden when he meets a mysterious older woman, Yukino. Then, without arrangement, the two start to see each other again and again, but only on rainy days. They deepen their relationship and open up to each other, but the end of the rainy season soon approaches…

Lorded as Makoto Shinkai's return to realism, the anime genre that brought his brilliance to the world.

Genre: Anime Year: 2013 Country: Japan Language: Japanese Time: 46 minutes OFLC: E (Group B) - No person under the age of 15 shall be admitted to the screening unless in the company of an adult.
Director: Makoto Shinkai Cast: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa.

On Makoto Shinkai:

“A poet of heartbreak” Seattle times
“His work is visually arresting” Japan Cinema
“One of the leading voices in modern Japanese animation” The Reel Bits

Synopsis

We have met, for each of us to walk forward.

From the acclaimed Japanese director of The Place Promised in Our Early Days, 5cm Per Second and Children Who Chase Lost Voices comes another dramatic animation piece set in the modern era about koi in the original "lonely sadness" meaning — of longing for someone.

Takao, a shoemaker in training, skips school to sketch shoes in a Japanese-style garden when he meets a mysterious older woman, Yukino. Then, without arrangement, the two start to see each other again and again, but only on rainy days. They deepen their relationship and open up to each other, but the end of the rainy season soon approaches…
 

Note: turn on captions to activate English subtitles.


Official Website

http://kotonohanoniwa.jp/ (in Japanese)

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