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St. Louis Film Festival to Show Berserk, Asura, Tatsumi

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
November event shows 1st Berserk film, latest from Tiger & Bunny's Satou, bio of Yoshihiro Tatsumi

The St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) is screening Studio 4°C's Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King film, Keiichi Satou's dark period piece Asura, and Eric Khoo's Tatsumi film this month.

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King is the first of three films in Studio 4°C's theatrical adaptation of Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga. Viz Media will release the film on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on November 27. Berserk will play on November 13 at 9:30 p.m at the Hi-Pointe Theatre in St. Louis.

Satou (Tiger & Bunny, Karas) directs the anime adaptation of George Akiyama's Asura manga, an unrelentingly dark drama of the struggles of a child during a famine in medieval Japan. His mother was so impoverished and starved that she tried to eat Asura at the beginning of the story. The film stars Masako Nozawa, Megumi Hayashibara, Kinya Kitaōji, Kappei Yamaguchi, and Tesshô Genda, and it opened in Japan in August. Asura will also run at the Hi-Pointe Theater on November 16 at 11:59 p.m.

Tatsumi, Khoo's animated film adaptation of Yoshihiro Tatsumi's A Drifting Life autobiographical manga, retells the namesake creator's struggle to make a living after World War II. Tatsumi and others began challenging normal standards of manga drawing by pioneering a nontraditional gekiga style of storytelling and art design. The film will play at the Plaza Frontenac Cinema this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and at the Wildey Theatre on November 17 at 3:15 p.m.

The SLIFF event opened on November 8 and runs until November 18. All tickets are US$12.00 before fees.

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