Wolf Children at 56th BFI London Film Festival
Date: 2012 October 8th Monday [16:05] | Posted By: Joe
London based anime fans are in for a treat this week with the 56th BFI London Film Festival. Fans will want to catch the screenings of Wolf Children - Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki.
Screening Details as follows:
Thursday 11 October 2012, 12:45, VUE West End
Saturday 13 October 2012, 12:15, VUE West End
Sunday 14 October 2012, 13:00, Rich Mix
Details as follows:
OOKAMI KODOMO NO AME TO YUKI
Thursday 11 October, 12:45, VUE West End
Saturday 13 October, 12:15, VUE West End
Sunday 14 Octover, 13:00, Rich Mix
Dir Mamoru Hosoda. Prod Takuya Ito, Yuichiro Saito, Takashi Watanabe.
Scr Mamoru Hosoda, Satoko Okudera. Voices Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Osawa,
Huru Kuroki. Japan 2012. 117min. Sales Nippon Television Network Corp.
Recommended ages 8+
Hana, a student at Tokyo University, is intrigued by a mysterious man who sits in on lectures despite not being registered to attend. Before long, they fall in love and she discovers that he is a wolf-man; he has the blood of both man and wolf and, as wolves have been extinct in Japan for many years, he is the last of his kind. Before long, they bring two children into the world – Ame and Yuki – who begin to display wolf characteristics, and as such may need to be brought up away from the outside world. As they grow older they will have to deal with their differences and decide which path to take. This beguiling, lyrical anime is a departure of sorts for Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time; Summer Wars) who takes a fantastical idea and makes it irresistibly touching and relevant without ever becoming a mere genre piece. Justin Johnson.