Otaku News : UK Edition Otaku News Postcard Campaign
||
Search
 
Advanced Search
\ -
-

\

Edition
World Edition
UK Edition
US Edition
PSP Edition

Site Nav
Main Page
News Categories
DVD Reviews
Manga Reviews
Links We Like
Otaku News Shop

 
Site Info
About Otaku News
FAQ
Wallpaper
Link To Us
Contact Us

UK RSS Feed
RSS Feed Details
 
\

\

Advert Space


 
\
/ \
Sponsored Link: Amazon.co.uk
\ /

/ \
News Categories

> Anime
> Anime > Film
> Events
> Press Releases

In This Corner of the World wins the Feature Film Jury Award at the 41st Annecy

Date: Tuesday 20th June 2017 [15:32] | Posted By: Joe

In This Corner of the World wins the Feature Film Jury Award at the 41st Annecy

The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have sent us details about one of their latest titles. The feature film In This Corner of the World has won the Feature Film Jury Award at the 41st Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Recently Manga Entertainment UK sent us details announcing that the film was going to compete at the Annecy. Now they're please to announce that it's won one of the coveted awards. The film first caught our interested when we heard it was directed by Sunao Katabuchi who also directed the excellent Mai Mai Miracle.

The film opens in the UK on Wednesday 28th June 2017. If you want watch to catch the movie yourself, you can visit www.inthiscornerfilm.co.uk to find a screening near you.
Full Story
Press release as follows:

Anime Feature ‘In This Corner of the World’ wins the Feature Film Jury Award at the 41st Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Critically acclaimed animation In This Corner of the World has been awarded the Feature Film Jury Prize at the 41st Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

The first in-competition feature to be shown at the festival, the film screened to an audience of over 980 ticket-holders at the sold-out Bonlieu Grande Salle.

Up against nine other feature films from around the world, In This Corner of the World was presented with the Jury Award on Saturday 17th June.

"People said that to understand this film outside of Japan would require previous knowledge. Even though this film depicts a time period and places specific to Japan, after receiving this award I truly feel that peoples’ minds can be connected," said director Sunao Katabuchi. "It is a pleasure to see that the protagonist Suzu and other characters have already found a place in everyone’s hearts."

"I am writing this on Saturday (17 June). Ever since arriving in Annecy on Monday, I’ve been eating cheese and looking forward to today. This film has won many awards in Japan; from the Best Movie, the Best Director, the Best Music, to the Best Actress Award," said producer Taro Maki. "This award at Annecy is a tremendously prestigious international award to be added to the list. It is a great honour. Thank you very much."

"I am overjoyed to see In This Corner of the World win the Jury Prize at the 41st Annecy Festival," said Manga Entertainment COO Jerome Mazandarani. "It means a lot to everyone who was involved in the production and who has worked so tirelessly to deliver its message of peace around the world."

Manga Entertainment are delighted to bring In This Corner of the World to the UK & Ireland this summer. Previewing in cinemas 28 June. For tickets, visit www.inthiscornerfilm.co.uk.

UK Trailer

This Corner of the World

IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD
Torn apart by war. Brought together by love.

Synopsis:

From the director of Mai Mai Miracle and the producers of Millennium Actress & Tokyo Godfathers. The award-winning story of In This Corner of the World follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.

Written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi, based on the original work by Fumiyo Kouno. Produced by Masao Maruyama (MAPPA Co., Ltd), Taro Maki (GENCO, Inc.). With original music by Kotringo.

Director Katabuchi began his career working closely with Hayao Miyazaki before directing his own animated films, including the acclaimed animated features Mai Mai Miracle and Princess Arete. Produced by GENCO and Japanese animation studio MAPPA, In This Corner of the World, bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling and exquisite hand-drawn animation, is an empowering coming-of-age tale that captures the resilience and triumph of the human spirit.

Winner of 22 awards including Best Animation of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Music at the 40th Japan Academy Prize, Best Japanese Film and Best Director at the 90th Kinema Junpo Best 10 Awards and the Hiroshima Peace Film Award at the 3rd Hiroshima International Film Festival. In This Corner of the World became the sleeper hit of 2016 in Japan. Independently produced and only opening on 80 screens with very little P&A, the film went on to gross more than $20 Million and remained in the top 10 for over 4 months, and is still currently playing on 300+ cinemas.

About Manga Entertainment, Ltd.

Founded in 1987, Manga Entertainment began as a producer, licensor and distributor of Japanese animation in the United Kingdom, quickly earning its reputation as the UK’s largest and best anime distributor with revered anime brands including GHOST IN THE SHELL, DRAGON BALL Z, NARUTO, ONE PIECE and DEATH NOTE. Headquartered in London, Manga Entertainment continues to specialize in the licensing, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation and other beloved new/classic pop culture franchises like HALO, TRANSFORMERS, POKEMON and YU-GI-OH! Affiliate company, Animatsu Entertainment which began in 2014 is the production and international rights management side of the business that currently has several projects in development, including an original series. Find out more at www.mangauk.com and www.animatsu.com

Source: Manga Entertainment UK

\ /

/

Recent News
Lu over the Wall UK Cinema Release Details
The Boy and The Beast UK DVD and Blu-ray Release Reminder
Kotatsu Japanese Animation Film Festival 2017 Details
AmeCon 2018 Announced
When Marnie Was There on Film4
Esprit D'Air 2018 UK Tour Dates
My Experience of seeing Your Name at the IMAX
Genki Gear Launches Exclusive T-shirt for London Comic Con October 2017
Napping Princess Movie Review
An Interview with Danny Choo

Recent DVD Reviews

Digimon Adventure Tri
Digimon Adventure Tri
Nisekoi: False Love (Season 2 Complete)
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions - Heart Throb (Blu-ray)
When Marnie Was There
Sound Euphonium! (Streaming 1-14)
Golden Time Part 2 (Blu-ray)
Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie
Terror In Resonance (Blu-ray)
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Season 1)
Golden Time (Part 1) Blu ray

DVD Review Archive

Recent Manga Reviews

The Birth of Kitaro
The Birth of Kitaro
One-Punch Man - Volume 1
A Bride's Story - Volume 2
Atomcat
The Book of Human Insects
PINK
Tokyo Cycle Girl
Shiawase Restaurant - Volume 1
A Bride's Story - Volume 1
Breathe Deeply

Manga Review Archive

Links We Like
Maliki
Helen McCarthy's Blog
Lego Howl's Moving Castle
DannyChoo.com
Emma Vieceli's Workblog
Jet Arts
AnnaTheRed's Bento Factory
Tokyo Mango

Link Archive

Links
Essential Reading
Nausicaa.net
Anime News Network
ICv2
Pirate Anime FAQ
Otaku Calendar

WebComics
AppleGeeks
Johnny Wander
MegaTokyo
Nemu-nemu
Three Panel Soul

UK Sites
Anime UK News
BritAnime
UK-Anime.net

US Dead Tree Magazines
Giant Robot
Otaku USA
Shonen Jump

UK Dead Tree Magazines
Neo Magazine
MYM

UK Anime Companies
Anime Limited
Manga Entertainment UK
MVM

Manga Publishers
Dark Horse Comics
GEN Manga
Kodansha Comics
Vertical
Viz
Yen Press

UK DVD Retailers
Amazon.co.uk
HMV
Play
Sendit

Import Retailers
Amazon.com
Animaxis
CD Japan
DVD Pacific
J-List
Play-Asia
Tokyo Otaku Mode

UK Focused Importers
Otaku.com
Otaku.co.uk
United Publications
 
\
/ \
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners.
Everything Else ©2002-2015 Otaku News