Leeds Screening Promare Among Anime on November 17
posted on by Andrew Osmond
The Leeds International Film Festival will include screenings of three anime films on Sunday November 17: Children of the Sea at 2.30 p.m., Masaaki Yuasa's Ride Your Wave at 5 p.m. and Hiroyuki Imaishi's Promare at 7.30 p.m. Tichets can be booked at the respective links.
All the films will be shown at Victoria Hall at Leeds Town Hall. Also screening on the same day before the other films (12 noon) will be the film White Snake. This is a CG Chinese animation, but based on the same legend which also inspired the first colour Japanese anime film, Hakujaden in 1958.
The festival describes Children of the Sea (right) as follows;
"Estranged from her parents, a young girl named Ruka visits an aquarium on her summer vacation, and is drawn to two brothers, Umi and Sora, who were raised by dugongs. As Ruka begins to discover in herself a supernatural connection to the sea, a host of aquatic life mysteriously gathers off the coast. Adapted from the manga of the same name by Daisuke Igarashi, Children of the Sea lifts the artwork, story and dialogue directly from its pages, creating an atmospherically exquisite oceanic animation, leading to an incredible psychedelic finale."
The festival describes Ride Your Wave (left) as follows;
"Anime fans who managed to catch his debut Mind Game and the more recent Lu over the wall (screened at LYFF 2018), will already be familiar with director Masaaki Yuasa's singular brand of warped imagination. His new film follows Hinako, a college student and keen surfer, who is rescued by firefighter Minato after an apartment fire. A film about finding oneself, with an elemental soulfulness and a real generosity of spirit."
The festival describes Promare (right) as follows;
"Post-apocalyptic setting? Mecha suits? Wildly loud, eye-popping neon-graphical mayhem? You've got it all in this explosive debut feature from Studio Trigger! Promepolis is taken over by a strange entity causing people to spontaneously combust, leaving some, called the Burnish, with the power of pyrokinesis, that causes an extinction-level event: the great world blaze. Thirty years later, Galo Thymos, a member of a rescue team that quells the flames of the now oppressed Burnish, is caught in the middle of a new and devastating civic inferno."