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Mirai

HOSODA Mamoru

  • Japan
  • 2019
  • 98min
  • G
  • DCP
  • color
  • Animation

Mirai is the latest animation by HOSODA Mamoru, who is often referred to as the figurehead of a new generation of Japanese animation directors following the successes of MIYAZAKI Hayao. After his previous film The Boy and the Beast (2015), HOSODA wrote the screenplay for Mirai. Set in Yokohama, four-year-old Kun feels insecure due to the arrival of his new baby sister Mirai. His mom returns to work, and his dad clumsily takes care of the baby. Due to the new-born baby, work, and household chores, Kun doesn't receive a lot of attention from his parents. Like other first-born children, Kun is full of jealousy towards his sister, and anger towards his parents. Yet one day, he encounters his sister from the future and his young mom from the past. The director is good at adding some fantasy to everyday life. Here, the fantasies Kun encounters don’t make any dramatic changes to the present. Witnessing the past and future of his family, Kun slowly begins to mature. He realizes the envy behind his anger, recognizes his sister as more than an annoyance, and takes on the challenge of learning to ride a bike. Kun exemplifies the expression, “Your mom was like you,” as he realizes they have a lot in common. The film is touching in the way it depicts childhood innocence and the growth that comes with acquiring life lessons. Rather than any remarkable narrative and grand themes, the film highlights the importance of everyday life as a family film. The director’s combination of actual images and drawings are simply beautiful. The 21st SIWFF presents this heart-warming film in a barrier-free version for the visually-impaired people. The film was officially invited to the 71st Cannes Director’s Fortnight and the 23rd Busan International Film Festival. [KIM Nahyun]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
204 2019-08-31 | 10:00 - 11:38 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 6

Director

  • HOSODA Mamoru
    HOSODA Mamoru is a Japanese filmmaker renowned for creating heartfelt animated films. He directed the mega-hit animation The Girl who Leapt Through Time (2006) which received a plethora of awards at 23 international film festivals, including Best Animated Feature Film at the Sitges Film Festival and the Special Distinction award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. He wrote and directed Summer Wars (2009) He established his own animation studio, Studio Chizu and released Wolf Children (2012), The Boy and the Beast (2015) and his latest family story Mirai (2018). Every three years.

Credit

  • ProducerKAWAMURA Genki
  • Cast KAMISHIRAISHI Moka , KUROKI Haru
  • Screenwriter HOSODA Mamoru
  • Editor NISHIYAMAS Higeru
  • Music TAKAGI Masakatsu, KITAHARA Kyoko
  • Sound SHIBAZAKI Kenji , OHARA Yoshio

WORLD SALES

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