The Leeds International Film Festival is held every year up in Leeds, this year there are a number of Anime films being shown to viewers. The first anime film is available as of tomorrow – so this is a reminder of what’s going to be on show this year:
“The greatest living film animator and storyteller, Hayao Miyazaki transforms The Little Mermaid fairytale into Ponyo, a magical and universal cinema experience that shines so bright all else seems grey. Ponyo is a little goldfish with a girl’s face who escapes the underwater home of her sorcerer father to explore the surface. She is discovered by Sosuke, a 5-year-old boy living on the top of a cliff by the sea. As Ponyo grows closer to Sosuke, her desire to become fully human strengthens. Screening in the original Japanese language version with English subtitles.”
22nd November – 1100
22nd November – 1600
“Unseen in Europe for over 20 years, Angel’s Egg is a hauntingly beautiful animation with a heartbreaking story, a forgotten masterpiece from Japanese anime legend Mamoru Oshii. Mystical, minimal, and musically mesmerising, Angel’s Egg is like nothing else in animation, with the stunning video game ICO its closest relation. In the shadows of a vast abandoned city a mysterious girl protects a giant precious egg. She meets a lone soldier and they share occult secrets. Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D artist Yoshitaka Amano designed the characters.”
19th November – 1800
20th November – 1400
“Astounding anime… dazzlingly imaginative… the future king of Japanese animation may be with us’ – The Japan Times. Summer Wars is the captivating and spectacular new animated feature from Mamoru Hosoda, director of The Girl who Leapt through Time. Millions are addicted to the vast online world of Oz. Maths genius Kenji tears himself away from Oz to escort his crush Natsuki to her formidable Great Grandma’s 90th. The family gathering is not what Kenji expected and soon he is the brains of a kindred force out to defeat the Oz-invading, Earth-ending Love Machine virus.”
18th November – 2030
20th November – 1600
22nd November – 1330
Angel’s Egg is an incredibly rare film that’s not been seen in the UK for more than two decades, which is more than the lifetime of the average Naurto fan.
The Leeds International Film Festival is a well known event and it can be found at:
You can purchase tickets from the above or online here.