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Mirai National Cinema Screenings (Subtitled) (UK)

Friday
2
November
2018
Start Date: 02 November 2018
Country: United Kingdom
Posted By: Joe
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Categories: Screening Anime Film

Please visit miraifilm.co.uk for more information on subtitled and dubbed screenings. Don't forget to use the hashtag #miraifilm when mentioning the movie too!


MIRAI

"Told with skyscraping imagination and such delicate observational wit" ★★★★★ - Robbie Collin

Ingenious and heartfelt, Mamoru Hosoda's charming fantasy was received with a standing ovation at its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The truest definition of a family film, "Mirai" will inspire the imaginations of young and old alike.

Synopsis:

The birth of a sibling is a joyous time for many, but not for Kun. Four years old and spoilt rotten, he sees the arrival of baby sister Mirai as competition for his parents' love. That is, until magical encounters with an older Mirai and family past, present and future send the siblings on an intimate journey through time and space, to confront Kun's uncertain feelings and prepare him to become the big brother he needs to be.

We Like It Because:

Creating history as the first anime movie to ever premiere at Cannes Film Festival, "Mirai" is the most personal journey yet for director Mamoru Hosoda, whose renown rivals even that of Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away") and Makoto Shinkai ("Your Name").

Having recently become a parent, Mamoru Hosoda draws inspiration from his own family to tell a tale from the unique worldview of a toddler. Intertwining an endearing yet honest portrayal of childhood with wondrous fantasy spectacle, "Mirai" is a triumphant example of the imaginative yet human stories made possible through the medium of anime. Children are sure to delight in Kun's animated personality, whilst parents will find comfort in how true to life the cast is - time-travelling notwithstanding!

Like Makoto Shinkai's "Your Name", Mamoru Hosoda sheds new light on a thematic thread weaved through his other standalone films, exploring another key family dynamic - the bond between brother and sister.

Even the film's stage is inspired by its pint-sized protagonist, with the story largely playing out in the few environments known to a four-year old: the home and garden. Familiar and intimate, the story of generations unfolding in one place brings together the family feel in a subtle, yet powerful way.

"A work of heart-swelling beauty and considerable charm" - Screen Daily

"A remarkable blend of the ingenious and the heartfelt" - Little White Lies

"Told with skyscraping imagination and such delicate observational wit" ★★★★★ - Robbie Collin

Key Talent:

Director & Screenplay: Mamoru Hosoda ("The Girl Who Leapt Through Time")
Producer: Yuichiro Saito ("Summer Wars")
Art Directors: Takashi Omori and Yohei Takamatsu ("From Up On Poppy Hill")
Music: Masakatsu Takagi ("Wolf Children")
Animation Production: Studio Chizu ("The Boy and the Beast")

Stars:

Haru Kuroki ("The Case of Hana & Alice")
Moka Kamishiraishi
Gen Hoshino ("Night is Short, Walk on Girl")
Kōji Yakusho ("Astro Boy")
Kumiko Asou ("Miss Hokusai")

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