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Kotatsu at Cardiff Next Weekend

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Chapter cinema screening Miss Hokusai, Hana & Alice, Genius Party, Psycho-Pass The Movie

The Welsh 'Kotatsu' festival will run on September 24 to 25 at Cardiff. There will also be events on October 29 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, as well as a screening of Miss Hokusai at Swansea's Talisien Arts Centre on October 18.

The Cardiff line-up is as follows: the venue is the Chapter cinema in Canton, Cardiff.

Saturday September 24

10.30 a.m. Miss Hokusai, shown together with the 8-minute short film Kitsunetsuki (Fox Fears).

12.50 p.m. The Case of Hana & Alice (pictured)

5.30 p.m. Concert by Japanese musician Kina Miyamoto, 'combining a special short film and her piano composition.'

6.30 p.m. Genius Party and Kotatsu Short Programme Re the Shorts Programme, the press release notes, 'There will be a number of short films from independent and student animators that will showcase the inventiveness and originality that thrive in Japan. Oldman and Youngman, SPOON, I Wanna be Your Friendwill be screened around the film Genius Party which is itself an anthology film made up of many shorts from creative talents.

8.50 p.m. Psycho-Pass The Movie

Sunday September 25

11 a.m. The Anthem of the Heart

3.15 p.m. Harmony

5.45 p.m. Empire of Corpses

According to the press release, 'Running alongside the film screenings are a series of Japanese-themed events such as a special music performance and a Japanese market place which sells food, model kits, video games and manga. Just before the final film screening the results of the annual raffle will be announced with prizes such as film flyers signed by Michihiko Suwa, the producer of the extremely popular Detective Conan anime series, on offer.'

In addition, the Chapter cinema is screening the Hayao Miyazaki film Porco Rosso on both Saturday 24 (3.10 p.m.) and Sunday 25 (12 p.m.), but this is not part of the festival.

The Aberystwyth line-up is as follows: the venue is the Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Sunday October 29

10.40 a.m. Genius Party + Kotatsu Shorts Programme

1.10 p.m. The Case of Hana & Alice

3.20 p.m. Harmony

5.45 p.m. Raffle Prize draw

6 p.m. Psycho-Pass The Movie (pictured)

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