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Makoto Shinkai London Double Bill on August 30

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Double-bill screening of Voices of a Distant Star and The Garden of Words will be shown twice.

The Japan Foundation in Russell Square, London (map), has announced a double-bill of Makoto Shinkai anime on August 30. The programme, which consists of Voices of a Distant Star and The Garden of Words, will be shown twice, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets can be booked by filling out the form here.

The Japan Foundation is pleased to present a double bill of films by Makoto Shinkai. The programme will include two of Shinkai's films; his early film Voices of a Distant Star and his 2013 production, The Garden of Words [pictured].

Voices of a Distant Star

In the year 2046, middle school students and close friends Mikako and Noboru find they will go their separate ways when Mikako is chosen to be a member of the United Nations Space Army. Separated by space, the two keep in touch through e-mail, only to find that the ever-increasing distance between them makes keeping their friendship more difficult.

The Garden of Words

When Takao, a high school student dreaming of becoming a shoemaker, skips school one day in favour of sketching shoes in a rainy garden, he has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters the mysterious Yukino. Older, but perhaps not much wiser, she seems adrift in the world. The two strike up an unusual relationship through chance meetings in the same garden on each rainy day. But the rainy season is coming to a close, leaving many things left unshared between them.

The film screenings are free to attend, but booking is essential. Places are very limited - book now to avoid disappointment!


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