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Anime Screenings at London BFI Southbank June 8 to 10

posted on by Andrew Osmond

The BFI Southbank in London (formerly the National Film Theatre) has announced the line-up for a three-day season of anime films from Friday June 8 to Sunday June 10.

Seven films will be shown. They include the previously-announced special screening of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, including a live Q&A with the film's director and producer. There will also be new films from Production I.G (A Letter to Momo), Studio Ghibli (From Up On Poppy Hill) and Madhouse (The Princess and the Pilot).

Tickets will become available to the general public on Tuesday May 8. Members of the BFI will be able to book a week earlier on Tuesday May 1 (at 11.30 a.m.).

Directions to the BFI Southbank, near to Waterloo station and the BFI IMAX cinema, are here.

All screenings are in NFT1, the main theatre. The full list of anime screenings and events follows, with links to the relevant pages on the BFI Southbank site.

June 8

From Up On Poppy Hill (details) 6 pm. The latest Studio Ghibli film, a period teenage drama by Goro Miyazaki set in 1963 Yokohama.

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (details), 8 pm. Followed by a live Q&A with director Kazuya Murata and producer Masahiko Minami.

June 9

Oblivion Island (details), 4 pm. CGI fantasy from Production I.G, about a girl on a quest for a magic mirror.

Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below (details), 6.30 pm. The latest film by Makoto Shinkai, about a girl who finds a fantastic underground kingdom.

Gintama: The Movie (details), 9pm. A retelling of a story from the Gintama television series, which is set in an alternate version of Tokyo with samurai and aliens.

June 10

A Letter to Momo (details), 4 pm. On a remote Japanese island, a lonely girl encounters a trio of magical mischief-makers who cause chaos in her life. A fantasy film produced by Production I.G and directed by Hiroyuki Okiura (Jin-Roh).

The Princess and the Pilot (details), 630 pm. An adventure film by the Madhouse studio, about a princess taken on a perilous journey through the sky by an ace pilot, in order to stop a war.

Akira (details), 8.45 pm. Katsuhiro Ōtomo's 1988 SF classic.

Via UK Anime News

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