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Liz and the Blue Bird Leeds Screenings Cancelled

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Festival confirms the Kyoto Animation film won't be on online Leeds Films Player

The Leeds International Film Festival in November had been due to screen Kyoto Animation's film Liz and the Blue Bird; however, the one-month lockdown of England from today has cancelled all such screenings.

Some of the festival's films are still being screened on the online Leeds Film Player. However, the festival has confirmed on its Twitter feed that Liz and the Blue Bird will not be among them.

The film festival site described the film as follows:

"Liz and the Blue Bird continues this exploration of youth, through the story of two best friends who face their final year of high school knowing that they'll have to go their separate ways soon, a situation reflected in the musical piece they're rehearsing with the school's brass band. From Kyoto Animation, Naoko Yamada's fourth feature anime captivates with its watercolour-style animation and nuanced characters."

The film was spun off from the Sound! Euphonium franchise, based on Ayano Takeda's Sound! Euphonium novel series. Liz and the Blue Bird is based on the Sound! Euphonium ーKitauji Kōkō Suisōgakubu, Hanran no Dai Ni Gakushō: Kōhen (Sound! Euphonium - The Kitauji High School Concert Band's Turbulent Second Movement: Part 2) novel. The film focuses on flutist Nozomi Kasaki and oboist Mizore Yoroizuka.

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