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Horror Anime Gyo Screening at London Terracotta Festival April 13

posted on 2012-03-19 06:58 EDT
Festival also includes Ghibli's Poppy Hill and live-action Himizu.

London's Terracotta Far East Film Festival lists the OVA film Gyo, to be screened on Friday April 13. The festival runs from April 12 to 15 at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square. Ticket details are available here.

The Gyo screening is part of a horror triple bill called "Terror-Cotta," showing alongside the live-action films Juon: The Grudge and Zombie 108 (Z-108). The triple bill will run from 8.45 p.m. to 3 a.m. the next morning, with tickets costing £18 (here). The festival site describes Gyo:

An adaptation of the popular manga by Junji Ito, GYO centers around the "death stench", a revolting smell first encountered in connection with creatures appearing to be bizarre and aggressive fish with scuttling, sharp metal legs. Okinawa is taken over by these dangerous and disturbingly bizarre walking fishes that are leaving the ocean and are heading to the cities. Amid this freakish event, a girl named Kaori loses contact with her boyfriend Tadashi who lives in Tokyo. She heads to the capital to try to locate him only to find out that the metropolis has been taken over by bigger and bigger killer fish and their foul stench.

The festival line-up also includes Kokuriko-Zaka Kara (From Up On Poppy Hill), the latest anime film from Studio Ghibli (tickets). It will also be shown on Friday April 13, at 6.45 p.m. Goro Miyazaki (the son of studio founder Hayao Miyazaki) directs this period slice-of-life story set in 1963 Yokohoma.

There will also be a screening of the live-action film of Minoru Furuya's manga Himizu, directed by Sion Sono (Suicide Circle, Strange Circus) (tickets). The film is a dark drama about an abused boy and a girl who is obsessed with him. Himizu is scheduled to close the Terracotta festival on Sunday April 15, screening at 6.25 p.m.

Via Neo website.


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