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Mirai Will Have U.K. Premiere at London Film Festival

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Hosoda's film will have LFF screenings on October 13 and 14.

Anime Limited has announced that the London Film Festival will hold the U.K. premiere of Mamoru Hosoda's latest film, Mirai no Mirai (Mirai From the Future), on Saturday October 13 at 3.30 p.m. at the BFI Southbank's NFT1 cinema. There will also be a second festival screening on the following day, Sunday October 14 at 6 p.m. in the BFI IMAX cinema. Both screenings will be subtitled.

Tickets for both screenings will become available on Thursday September 13 at 10 a.m. at this link.

Subsequently, Mirai will be screened in cinemas in the UK and Ireland, with subtitled screenings on Friday November 2 and English dubbed screenings on Sunday November 4. Details will be given on this website.

The tagline on the poster reads, "I met the future."

The film's story centers around a family living in a small house in an obscure corner of a certain city — in particular, the family's spoiled four-year-old boy KUN-chan. When KUN-chan gets a little sister named Mirai, he feels that his new sister stole his parents' love from him, and is overwhelmed by many experiences he undergoes for the first time in his life. In the midst of it all, he meets an older version of Mirai, who has come from the future.

Hosoda directed the film at his Studio Chizu, and is also credited as scriptwriter and for the original story. Hiroyuki Aoyama – the animation director on earlier Hosoda films The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and The Boy and The Beast – and Ayako Hata – a key animator on the same films, returned for this new film as animation directors. Yohei Takamatsu and Takashi Omori, who Hosoda had previously worked with on The Boy and The Beast, also returned as art directors for the film. Producer Yuichiro Saito also returned from Hosoda's earlier films.

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