Date: 2009 December 07 17:13
Posted by Joe
Looking for Anne a Japanese feature film inspired by Anne of Green Gables has won the prestigious Asian First Films Festival Award in Singapore.
It's the first feature for Director Takako Miyahira. The film won best film and best director.
According to an Associated Press article -"The feature film 'Looking for Anne,' directed by 30-year-old Japanese film director Takako Miyahira, wowed the juries at the festival."
It's the first time a Japanese film has won an award at the festival which as been running for 5 years.
The film tells the tale of a 17-year-old Japanese girl's visit to a rural Canadian island to look for a Canadian World War II veteran who was her late grandmother's first love and had given her grandmother a book, Anne of Green Gables.