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Drawing Inspiration: Japanese Animation

Following several years of successful Studio Ghibli seasons, we at GFT are branching out beyond Ghibli in Summer 2017 to present some of the best new and recent Japanese animated features. Discover and enjoy some of the most inspiring filmmaking in the world.

Specially commissioned programme notes will be available for this season.

Films in this Season

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27-30 August

A Silent Voice (12A)

A beguiling coming-of-age story of redemption and romance.

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13-16 August

Akira (15)

A landmark production for Japan, Akira's success paved the way for the growth of anime culture across the world.

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30 July - 2 August

Howl's Moving Castle (U)

Visual spectacle, magic and humorous imagination abound in this bewitching Studio Ghibli tale.

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20-23 August

Napping Princess (CTBC)

Kokone should be diligently studying for her university entrance exams, but just can’t stay awake. Why are her dreams leading her at once closer to and further away from her family?

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23-26 July

The Boy and the Beast (12A)

An exquisitely crafted, action-packed fable from Wolf Children director Mamoru Hosoda

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6-9 August

Your Name (12A)

Makoto Shinkai’s award-winning and enchanting tale of a young couple united only in their dreams intertwines sci-fi, high-school romance and Japanese magical realism with a masterful touch.

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