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This week in cinemas: ‘A Silent Voice’ (Japan, anime)

This week (actually, it opened last week on April 6th) in Australian cinemas we a have a Japanese anime film, A Silent Voice.

The film tells the story of Shoya and Shoko, both of whom are elementary school students. When Shoko, who is severely deaf, joins the class as the new girl, she is bullied by mischief-maker Shoya for her disability. Later in life, Shoya seeks Shoko out to atone for his sins.

Directed by Naoko Yamada (K-On!, (read more)

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This week in cinemas: ‘The Boy and the Beast’ (Japan)

Opening today in Aussie cinemas (both in an English dub and in the original Japanese with subtitles at some locations) is the new animated film The Boy and the Beast from Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children).

The film follows a young boy, Ren, who runs away from home after the passing of his mother only to find himself taken into the Beast Kingdom and unable to return. There, … (read more)

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GCFF 2014 on now!

With the weather the way it’s been (warm and muggy when not raining) it’s not like you need an excuse to go to the beach, but if you do, the great Gold Coast Film Festival is one of the best. It kicks off tomorrow, and again the GCFF’s partnership with Supanova and their commitment to regional and cult film means that there’s some great Asian cinema to be had!

The Unforgiven

From China, the most recent rendition of that timeless… (read more)
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Japanese Cinema Week, 24-28 September

The Japan Foundation’s Japanese Cinema Week is on again in Sydney! This is a free event, people, and tickets go fast so don’t even bother to read on. Just get your butts over to the website, mark up your must-see films and then email [email protected] for your tix! STAT!

For those of you still here, or in some way unsure of whether you actually want to take advantage of this awesome event, you really, really do, and here’s 10 reasons … (read more)

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Reel Anime returns!

Great news! Just got word from the good people at Madman – Reel Anime 2012 is set  for September around the country. We don’t have any specific dates yet, but we do know that they’ll be screening Ghibli’s latest From Up On Poppy Hill; Summer Wars director Mamoru Hosoda’s Wolf Children; the first feature film in a new trilogy (!!) based on a bit of a fave of mine, Berserk, called Berserk – The Egg of the King; and … (read more)

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