Calling all fans of anime movies! There will be five free movies being screened at Shaw Theatres Lido 5 this February.
Yes, that’s right, it’s free as long as you sign up online, print the registration form and collect your ticket at the reception table one hour before the movie screening. Registrations must be done by 2 February 2017.
1. Your Name
Your Name, which was released just last year, will be one of the three being screened.
Mitsuha and Taki are students living very different lives in Japan. One day, the two find that their bodies have switched. As they try to cope with the changes, the question which seizes both their minds most frequently is “kimi no na wa?” which is Japanese for “what is your name?”
As of now, it has exceeded the gross revenue of Spirited Away, which was one of Studio Ghibli’s most famous and popular films. If you’ve missed watching it on the big screens, now is your chance!
Your Name: Register | Date: 5 February 2017 | Time: 12.30pm to 2.20pm
2. Miss Hokusai
Miss Hokusai tells the tale of an artist’s daughter set in the Edo period of Japan. With references to religion, family relations and the Edo period’s contemporary culture (yes, that includes erotic woodblock prints).
You can step into the life of a unique heroine who’s balancing all of them in a time that people today can only hope to recreate. This winner of five awards will reappear on the big screen once more for your viewing pleasure.
Miss Hokusai: Register | Date: 5 February 2017 | Time: 2.50pm to 4.20pm
3. Giovanni’s Island
Giovanni’s Island is set just after World War II. Junpei and Kanta are two young siblings struggling a society that is recovering post-war. With the occupation of Soviet troops on Shikotan Island, the brothers meets Tanya, the daughter of the Russian commander. The film focuses on the interaction between innocent children of different nationalities beyond the boundaries set by international affairs.
Giovanni’s Island: Register | Date: 5 February 2017 | Time: 4.50pm to 6.31pm
4. In This Corner of the World
In This Corner of the World is another film which explores the impact of war in Japan. Suzu is a young woman married to a clerk working at a naval base in Japan. Life is good until war takes over the lives of the citizens.
The story follows her perseverance through food shortages after the atomic bomb striked, and the lost of loved ones. Throughout the series of tragedies that befall on the Japanese civilians, Suzu’s endurance brings the message of hope to viewers that hardships can be overcome.
In This Corner of the World: Register | Date: 12 February 2017 | Time: 3.00pm to 5.10pm
5. The Garden of Words
The Garden of Words revolves around the interaction between Takao, a student aspiring to become a shoemaker; and Yukino, a woman who is first seen drinking beer alone.
Takao is the more vocal of the two at first, and Yukino seeks solace in their meetings as she escapes from her own problems at work. They continue to meet on rainy days and help each other with their concerns until Yukino’s secret is revealed and their relationship is irreversibly changed.
The Garden of Words: Register | Date: 12 February 2017 | Time: 5.40pm to 6.30pm
If the movie line ups aren’t quite enough to satisfy, there will also be a screening of Den-noh Coil as part of the exhibition titled Landscapes: New Vision Through Multiple Windows, which will take place at the Japan Creative Centre (JCC) on 11 and 18 February 2017.
In a future where virtual reality glasses are the norm, a girl named Yuko joins her grandmother’s investigation agency. There, she and other children, who are also equipped with special eyeglasses, discover the imperfections when the line between the real and virtual is blurred.
Den-noh Coil (no registration required) | Date: 11 and 18 February 2017 | Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm | Location: Japan Creative Centre (JCC), 4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
Excited by the amazing range of movies? Mark your calendars and sign up quickly to secure your tickets!
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