Toronto Film Fest to Show Ghibli's Kokuriko-zaka Kara

posted on by Egan Loo
Goro Miyazaki's From Up on Poppy Hill joined by Letter to Momo, Himizu, Smuggler, Kotoko, Monsters Club, Space is the Place, Cut

The Toronto International Film Festival announced on Tuesday that it will screen the international premiere of Goro Miyazaki's Kokuriko-zaka Kara (From Up on Poppy Hill), the latest anime film from Studio Ghibli. After his directorial debut on Tales from Earthsea, Miyazaki (the son of studio founder Hayao Miyazaki) adapts the shōjo manga Kokuriko-zaka Kara by Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsurō Sayama. The film "follows a group of Yokohama teens in their quest against a wrecking ball that threatens to destroy their school's clubhouse in preparation for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics."

The festival already revealed that it will show Hiroyuki Okiura and Production I.G's A Letter to Momo anime film and Katsuhito Ishii's manga-based Smuggler film. It will also show the Sion Sono's manga based Himizu (North American premiere), Shinya Tsukamoto's Kotoko (North American premiere), Toshiaki Toyoda's Monsters Club (world premiere), Eriko Sonoda's animated Space is the Place, and Amir Naderi's Cut (North American premiere).

[Via J-Film Pow-Wow Tokyograph]

Image © 2011 Chizuru Takahashi, Tetsurō Sayama, GNDHDDT

Update: More information added.

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