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From Up On Poppy Hill - English Language World PremiereDec 19th 2012
Madman proudly presents the world premiere of the English language version of Studio Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill, in Australian cinemas for a limited time from December 20, 2012.
From the highly celebrated studio that gave us Spirited Away, Ponyo and Arrietty, comes the highly anticipated English language version of From Up On Poppy Hill, a uniquely inspired coming-of-age story from Goro Miyazaki and Hayao Miyazaki.
Set in Yokohama in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centers on Umi (voiced by Sarah Bolger, Once Upon A Time) and Shun (voiced by Anton Yelchin, Star Trek) and the budding romance that develops as they join forces to save their high school's ramshackle clubhouse from demolition.
The English language version also features the voices of Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys), Ron Howard (American Graffiti), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Bruce Dern (Big Love) and many more.
The top-grossing Japanese film of 2011 and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation, From Up On Poppy Hill captures the innocence of new love as well as the beauty of Yokohama's harbor and lush surroundings.
With its rich colour palette, stunning exteriors, sun-drenched gardens, bustling cityscapes and painterly detail, From Up On Poppy Hill provides a pure, sincere, and nuanced evocation of the past, and marks yet another creative triumph for Studio Ghibli.
From Up On Poppy Hill screens from December 20 at Cinema Nova (VIC), Dendy Newtown (NSW), Dendy Canberra (ACT), Dendy Portside (QLD) and Luna Leederville (WA).
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