Tekkonkinkreet and Poppy Hill Screenings on Film4

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Tekkonkinkreet in early hours of Thursday morning, followed by Poppy Hill at 11 a.m.

There will be two anime film screenings on the Film4 channel. Early on the morning of Thursday July 31 (effectively late Wednesday night), there will be a showing of the urban fantasy film Tekkonkinkreet at 1.25 a.m. The soundtrack was created by the British electronic musicians Andy Turner and Ed Handley of Plaid. The film was previously described by London's Barbican as follows:

Based on Taiyō Matsumoto's manga series of the same name, the film is visually inspired by Fernando Meirelles's film City of God. Set in the fictional city of Takaramachi (Treasure Town), the film follows a pair of orphaned street kids as they deal with gangsters or ‘yakuza’ attempting to take over the city.

Also on July 31, Film4 will screen Studio Ghibli's From Up on Poppy Hill at 11 a.m. in the morning. Goro Miyazaki (the son of studio founder Hayao Miyazaki) adapted the shōjo manga Kokuriko-zaka Kara by Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsurō Sayama. The period slice-of-life story is set in 1963 Yokohoma, and follows a teen girl and boy who become friends while campaigning to save their school clubhouse. Later, the pair realise some troubling facts about their past.

Both films will be shown one hour later on the Film4 +1 channel.

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