Montreal Festival to Show Mamoru Hosoda's Wolf Children
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Montreal's Festival Du Nouveau Cinema will screen Mamoru Hosoda's Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children) film as part of "The Temps Ø" lineup at the event. The festival will also screen Outrage Beyond from Takeshi Kitano (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Fireworks), Penance (Shokuzai) from Kiyoshi Kurasowa (Tokyo Sonata, Pulse), and The Millennial Rapture from Koji Wakamatsu (Caterpillar).
Wolf Children will run at 2:45 p.m. on October 14. Montreal's Festival Du Nouveau Cinema runs from October 10 to October21.
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 has grossed 4 billion yen (about US$51 million) in the nine weeks since its opening on July 21. The film already screened at the Hong Kong Film Fest in August and will premiere in the United States at the Hawaii International Film Fest on October 17. Hosoda's other acclaimed films include The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars.