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JAPAN | 111 minutes | 2019

A high school girl on holidays meets two children of the sea raised by manatees. The three then embark on a big adventure that will connect humans, the undersea world and the greatest mysteries of the universe. This cinematic experience of astonishing scope hits up Stanley Kubrick, Terrence Malick and Hayao Miyazaki to create a one-of-a-kind work of art: a phantasmagoria touching on environmental and philosophical themes, aimed at kids as well as their more psychedelically inclined elders. Nothing less than one of the best animated films of the last decade.
The film will be screened in its original version with french subtitles on October 12th and with english subtitles on October 13th

With the support of the Japan Foundation Toronto
In collaboration with Le Jour de la Terre.

"This is one of the most beautifully animated films I’ve seen in years." "This is a film you experience on a deeper level, one that washes over you like a wave." Japan Times
"As the plot grows more mystical and challenging, the animation has the echo of a prolonged 2001: A Space Odyssey trip through the seas and stars" Screendaily
« ... chef-d’œuvre écologique et initiatique.» Cahiers du cinéma
« Spectacle total et transcendental recelant parmi les plus belles images jamais vues dans le domaine de l'animation... » Mad Movies
« Récit d'apprentissage aspiré dans un vortex hallucinatoire...Une nouvelle perle du cinéma d'animation japonais.» Les inrockuptibles

Annecy Film Festival

Sitges Film Festival

Programs

Saturday October 12, 2019

Program #64
15:00
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Sunday October 13, 2019

Program #103
20:30
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 14

Ayumu Watanabe

No biography

1998 Movie Doraemon Comes Back (Director, Animation director)
1999 Movie Nobita’s Night Before the Wedding
(Director, Animation director)
2000 Movie Grandma’s Memory (Director, Animation director)
2001 Movie Ganbare! Gian!! (Director, Animation director)
2002 Movie The Day I Was Born (Director, Animation director)
2003 Movie Pa-Pa-Pa The?Mobie Perman ?Director, Script writer)
2006 Movie Doraemon: Nobita’s Dinosaur
(Director, Script writer, Storyboard artist)
2008 Movie Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend
(Director, Storyboard artist)
2014 Movie Space Brothers (Director)
2018 TV After the Rain (Director)

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Daisuke Igarashi
  • Producer Eiko Tanaka
  • Cast Mana Ashida, Gorô Inagaki, Hiiro Ishibashi, Seishû Uragami

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