Japan Academy Prize nominee A Silent Voice to cinemas across the UK from March 25th. Ahead of that, the film will screen elsewhere, as part of the Japan Foundation' touring programme, and also at the forthcoming Glasgow Film Festival, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Anime Limited has today announced that the screening at GFF will be attended by none other than the film's director, Naoko Yamada. Yamada has been working at Kyoto Animation for some time and made her directorial debut with the hugely popular series K-On. She will be making a rare trip abroad to take part in a Q & A after the screening which will be, hosted by leading anime expert Jonathan Clements. The event will take place at Glasgow Film Theatre.
Anime Limited President Andrew Partridge states “We are extremely privileged and excited to be able to bring a director of such vision as Ms Yamada to the Glasgow Film Festival alongside the GFF. It’s a great opportunity to see one of the top anime films of 2016 in the cinema with the director and an excellent chance to ask questions about this touching and sensitive film. It really is not to be missed, and I am personally looking forward to it.”
The film follows a teenager who seeks out a deaf former class-mate who he had earlier tormented to try and make up for his past transgressions. The screening will take place on Thursday, February 23rd. The festival as a whole runs from February 15-26th. This will just be the start of the animation line-up at the fest, which will also feature screenings of My Life As A Courgette (aka My Life As A Zucchini) Louise By The Shore , Rock Dog , Window Horses and more
Tickets for the Q & A can be bought from the festival's website here.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
'A Silent Voice' Director To Attend Glasgow Film Festival
Posted by Chris Perkins
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