Eva 2.0, Summer Wars to Be Screened in Dublin in March
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Irish Film Institute in Dublin will be screening Hideaki Anno and Khara's Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) movie and Mamoru Hosoda and Madhouse's Summer Wars movie during a two-day festival next month. Evangelion: 2.0 will run on March 20, and Summer Wars will run on March 21.
Other films to be shown at the festival include Anno and Khara's Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo), Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters Per Second, Hosoda and Madhouse's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and Hiroyuki Kitakubo and Production I.G's Blood: The Last Vampire. Blood: The Last Vampire will share a double-billing with a "mystery film." Jonathan Clements (author of Schoolgirl Milky Crisis and co-author of The Anime Encyclopedia) and industry guests Hugh David and Andrew Partridge will host a panel on the future of anime during the festival.
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance is the second film in the theatrical film remake of Anno and Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime series. The film continues the story of a group of 14-year-olds entrusted with giant biomechanical units to protect Earth from mysterious Angels. It opened in Japan in June 2009. It then ran in Spain's Sitges, Scotland's Glasgow Film Festival, Canada's Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema, and France's Lyon Asian Film Festival. Funimation had released versions of the first film, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, in North America in 2009 in theaters and on home video.
The light-hearted "action entertainment" story of Summer Wars revolves around a modern-day family on a midsummer adventure. The project reunites many of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time's staffers, including scriptwriter Satoko Okudera (Angel, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Miyori no Mori) and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, FLCL). The film opened in Japan on August 1, 2009, and has since been scheduled in Spain's Sitges, England's Leeds Film Festival, Germany's Berlin International Film Festival, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in the New York International Children's Film Festival.
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