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New Delhi — By induspride on August 21, 2010 at 12:10 am
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Japanese Animation Film Festival

The Japanese are known for small gadgets, computer games, automobiles, and animation. This weekend there is a Japanese Animation film festival. Here are my favorite movies from the lot:

Japanese Animation Film Festival

Japanese Animation Film Festival in Delhi

The Place Promised in Our Early Days (90 minutes, directed by Makoto Shinkai)

Genre: Drama, Action, Romance, and Science Fiction

This movie has received many awards, including the Special Distinction (Feature Film category) – Seoul Comics and Animation Festival 2005 and Best Animated Film – Mainichi Film Awards 2004.

Graves of the Fire Flies (88 minutes, directed by              Isao Takahata)

Genre: War

Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun Times, considers this movie to be one of the most powerful anti-war movies ever made and Ernest Rister compared it to Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. Judge for yourself.

Event Details

What: Film Festival

When: August 20th to 22nd

Where: Auditorium – 2, 4/4A, Siri Fort Auditorium Complex, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi

How Much: Free

Films Schedule

20th August

6:30 p.m. – The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

21st August

11:30 a.m. – Voices of a Distant Star (Feature Film)

12:30 p.m. – Workshop on Animation by Kshitiz Anand

3:30 p.m. – 5 Centimeters Per Second (Feature Film)

5:30 p.m. – The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Feature Film)

22nd August

11:30 a.m. – Short Films Corner

1:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion on Animation by Shubhank Mauria

4:00 p.m. – Chibi Maruko Chan (Feature Film)

6:00 p.m. – Grave of The Fireflies (Feature Film)

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