Paris to Host World Premiere of Mamoru Hosoda's Ame & Yuki Film

posted on 2012-05-30 16:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Paris screening nearly 1 month before Japanese premiere on July 21

Viz Media Europe announced on Wednesday that Mamoru Hosoda's (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) new film Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki will have its world premiere at the UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles theater in Paris on June 25. Hosoda himself will be in attendance at the premiere.

A preview for the film will also be screened at France's 2012 Annecy, the world's largest animation festival, on June 6, followed by a screening of The Girl who Leapt Through Time.

Viz Media Europe has acquired the theatrical, TV, and home video rights to the film in Europe (aside from the U.K.) under the title Wolf Children. Eurozoom and Kaze will release the film in theaters in France on August 29.

The film's story covers 13 years and begins with a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in "fairy tale-like" love with a "wolf man." After marrying the wolf man, Hana gives birth and raises two wolf children — an older sister named Yuki ("snow") who was born on a snowy day, and a younger brother named Ame ("rain") who was born on a rainy day. When the wolf man suddenly dies, Hana decides to move to a rural town far removed from the city.

The film will open in Japan on July 21.

Image © 2012 Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki Production Committee

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