It wasn't that long ago that I said that you don't often see Japanese animated films in the cinema here in the UK, yet the Terracotta Far East Film Festival is certainly proving me wrong! The even, which runs from the 12th to the 15th of April will be showcasing many movies, and you can find a full line-up over here.
Possibly the most significant of the films being shown is the latest Ghibli film Kokuriko-Zaka Kara, or as you'll probably know it, From Up On Poppy Hill. The film does not yet have a release date for us folk in the west, so it's certainly going to be attractive to fans of the prodigious animation studio. It'll be shown at the Prince Charles cinema in Leicester Square on the 13th, and tickets will set you back between £6.50 and £8.
Another notable animation being shown is Gyo, a bizarre horror involving fish. I watched this one myself a few weeks ago, and while it certainly creeped me out to an abnormal degree, it's definitely worth checking out if you're in the area. You'll get to see it in a triple-showing with Juon: The Grudge and Zombie 108, with tickets costing £18.
If you venture out to see From Up On Poppy Hill or another of the films on offer, let us know how it was in the community blogs!
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