Oshii's Musashi to Play at Korean, Swiss Film Fests

posted on by Egan Loo
Samurai anime bio to run in Japan on June 13, Puchon in July, Locarno in August

Miyamoto Musashi: Sōken ni Haseru Yume (Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai), the film that award-winning creator Mamoru Oshii (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell, The Sky Crawlers) wrote for director Mizuho Nishikubo, will play as an official selection at the 13th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea and at the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland this summer. The Puchon film festival will run from July 16 to 26, while the Locarno film festival will run from August 5 to 15. The film will open in Japan this Saturday, June 13.

According to the Production I.G studio, the film takes an "anime documentary" approach to portraying "the fact and fiction about the Niten Ichi-ryū of Musashi Miyamoto, the seeker of the way of the invincible sword." Miyamoto is a legendary swordsmen who pioneered the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū style of two-sword fighting and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a book that has been compared to Sun Tzu's The Art of War for its insight on tactics and strategy. ANN is hosting a trailer with English subtitles.

Source: MyCom Journal, Sankei Sports

Thank you to Brian Ruh for the news tip.

Image © 2009 Production I.G/Miyamoto Musashi Production Committee

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