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More Details on Japan Touring Programme Including Colorful

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Colorful director will appear at two London screenings of his film (Jan 31 and Feb 4).

The 2014 Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme will include personal appearances of the director Keiichi Hara at the London screenings of his anime feature film Colorful (pictured). The two Colorful screenings in London are on January 31 (7 p.m.) and February 4 (6.15 p.m), both at the ICA cinema.

The Programme will also tour the following venues:

Showroom Workstation, Sheffield; Details here including Colorful on March 8 (1.30 p.m.)

Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast; Details here including Colorful on March 2 (3.30 p.m.)

Filmhouse, Edinburgh: Details here including Colorful on March 7 (6 p.m.)

Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne; Details here including Colorful on Feb 16 (1.25 p.m.)

Watershed, Bristol; Details here including Colorful on February 1 (1 p.m.)

Dundee Contemporary Arts; Details here including Colorful on March 16 (6 p.m.)

Broadway, Nottingham; Details here including Colorful on March 23 (5.45 p.m.)

Based on the movel by Eto Mori, Colorful is about a person trapped outside the endless circle of life and death. Thanks to winning a lottery in the angel world, the protagonist is brought back to inhabit the body of a 14-year-old boy — who just committed suicide. The film won the Best Animation Film Award at 65th Mainichi Film Awards, and took two prizes at Annecy, the world's largest animation film festival.

The tour line-up also includes the live-action comedy film Otakus in Love, directed by Suzuki Matsuo (details), which will be shown in London (Feb 1), Bristol (Feb 8), Newcastle (March 2), Sheffield (March 7) and Nottingham (March 21).


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