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The mainly New York-set saga, spanning three continents and a period running from just before the Second World War to the present day, is based on Us writer Nicole Krauss’s international bestseller.
Hurt will play Leo, an elderly Polish Jewish immigrant still mourning the loss of his childhood sweetheart in the chaos of war, who is strangely linked to a teenage girl through a long, lost book on love… subtitled ‘the most loved woman in the world’.
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We've been waiting for this moment for a whole year now: Thursday, April 23rd marks the grand opening of the 17th Udine Far East Film Festival, without a doubt one of the world's most important cultural events dedicated exclusively to genre and mainstream Asian cinema.A beautifully situated and wonderfully organized festival that attracts a growing number of visitors every year, Udine Far East Film Fest will be inaugurated by the legendary Joe Hisaishi, composer best known for his wonderful scores for many Miyazaki Hayao and Kitano Takeshi masterpieces. Perhaps to no one's surprise, tickets for this truly unique concert sold out in less than a week.The festival will showcase 63 feature films, 4 documentaries and 4 short films representing 11 countries, and host many special...
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Last month's Madman Massive Giveaway was so massive we had to put it all into a gallery. This month, there is no gallery, but the prizes are even more massive: we have two sets of The Collected Works Of Miyazaki Hayao to giveaway to our Australian readers, one being a Bluray set and the other a DVD set! Here's Madman's description: Presenting the complete feature-length works of Miyazaki Hayao, world renowned artist, auteur and founding member of the iconic Studio Ghibli. The special limited edition box-set collects Miyazaki's 11 feature films - from The Castle of Cagliostro to the Academy Award®-nominated The Wind Rises - and offers a rare look at some of his earliest works, presented with English translations for the first time. This box set contains...
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When the legendary Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement, it was immediately unclear what was happening to his creative home, Studio Ghibli. Although initial reports had Japan’s legendary animation studio shuttering for good, the truth was actually this: the company would take a break from making new films as it restructures itself in the wake of Miyazaki’s departure. However, before their temporary halt, the animation house was able to complete work on “When Marnie Was There,” and now the trailer for the dubbed U.S. version has arrived online to give your tear ducts a workout. Like its Japanese counterpart, the U.S. release of “When Marnie Was There” follows a young girl named Anna, who spends a summer in a sleepy town by the sea where she finds an old mansion out in the marshes. There she meets a girl named Marnie and forms an unlikely friendship. As »
- Cain Rodriguez
Hayao Miyazaki has retired and Studio Ghibli last year announced a "restructuring" and a "hiatus". It's still not quite clear what that all means, and it seems incredible that it could possibly mean the end of the world-renowned, much adored animation house. But if it's at the very least going to be a good while before a revived Ghibli presents its next masterpiece, they're leaving us on a high note with Hiromasa Yonebayashi's When Marnie Was There. Here's the latest trailer.The story involves a girl sent one summer from her foster home in the city one to a quiet town by the sea in Hokkaido. Feeling somewhat isolated as an outsider, she's pleased to encounter new new bestie Marnie, who lives in the spooky old Marsh House. But there are questions: their friendship has to remain a secret, and Marnie can't move far from the mansion...Purists who »
When Hayao Miyazaki retired from Studio Ghibli — the animation studio he co-founded back in 1985 — rumors swirled of plans to shutter the entire operation. That was back in August of 2014. And while the future of Studio Ghibli is still a large question mark, what may turn out to be their final film is making it’s American debut! Who is the mysterious Marnie? Since “When Marnie Was There” released in Japan in July of 2014, there is no doubt the Internet could answer that question. But why ruin the surprise? Starring the voice talents of Kiernan Shipka as the titular Marnie and Hailee Steinfeld as the disillusioned outsider Anna, "When Marnie Was There" is a story of friendship and secrets. Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she’s outside »
- Donna Dickens
“You’re wearing that hat? After all the magic I used to make your dress pretty”
Howl’S Moving Castle (subtitled) plays midnights this weekend (April 17th and 18th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.
St. Louis has Ghibli fever (sounds serious!) and the only cure is…..a midnight show of a Hayao Miyazaki movie! The ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ midnight series books a Miyazaki film every quarter and it always packs ‘em in. This weekend, it’s his 2004 epic Howl’S Moving Castle.
Howl’S Moving Castle is set in a fantasy version of Europe where magic and technology coexist. Sophie is a young girl in a small town of a nation on the verge of war; she is very mature and responsible but is also very shy and unconfident. One night she is visited by the Witch of Watse, »
- Tom Stockman
Rome – The 17th edition of the Far East Festival in Udine, Italy, Europe’s biggest showcase of genre and mainstream Asian cinema, will get a splashy opener with a live concert by Joe Hisaishi (pictured), the composer best known for his soundtracks to films by Hayao Miyazaki and Takeshi Kitano.
That will be the preamble to a high-profile lineup of 70 movies from 11 Asian territories ranging from the international preem of Daniel Lee’s colossal Chinese blockbuster “Dragon Blade” to Tsui Hark’s 3D war action adventurer “The Taking of Tiger Mountain,” making its Italian bow.
Hotly anticipated Hong Kong police thriller “Helios” and Japanese sci-fi chiller “Parasyte: Part 2″ will world preem in Udine day-and-date with their Asian releases, a clear measure of how prominent this event has become, even in Asia.
There will be 6 world premieres, 13 international preems, 25 European preems and 14 Italian bows.
Tickets for the Hisaishi concert, to be held in a 1,200-seat venue, »
- Nick Vivarelli
My Girl - 9.10am, Watch
Tomboy Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) is obsessed with death. When her father, the mortician of the funeral parlour she lives above, hires Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), Vada sets out to spy on the couple with her best friend Thomas J (Macaulay Culkin).
My Neighbour Totoro - 1pm, Film4
In this awe-inspiring animation from Hayao Miyazaki, director of Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, two girls have charming adventures with the mysterious forest sprite that neighbours their new house in the country.
Ben-Hur - 3.05pm, 5Usa
Oscar-winning Biblical epic starring Charlton Heston as a Jewish prince who's betrayed and condemned into slavery by his childhood friend, later regaining his freedom and returning to take revenge. Featuring one of the most iconic climaxes in cinema history - the chariot race - you can't miss the opportunity to re-watch this classic.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - 6pm, Comedy Central »
Anno will also be responsible for the screenplay while Higuchi will oversee the picture’s VFX. The two directors previously collaborated on "God Warrior Appears in Tokyo."
Anno worked on the animation of Hayao Miyazaki's "Nausicaa in the Valley of Wind," helmed the anime "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water" and created the legendary "Neon Genesis Evangelion" franchise. Higuchi made his feature directing debut on 2005's "Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean".
In a statement, Toho says: "Ever since Hollywood announced that 'Godzilla' was to be resurrected, the expectation for another Japanese Godzilla grew. And if we were to newly produce, we looked into Japanese creators who were the most knowledgeable and who had the most passion for Godzilla".
Toho licensed remake »
- Garth Franklin
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
The Blu-ray edition of Christopher Nolan's sprawling space pic is packed with featurettes about the making of "Interstellar," including a 50-minute special narrated by Matthew McConaughey about the scientific research behind the story.
Benedict Cumberbatch's star turn as Alan Turing doesn't quite elevate this pic above Oscar bait, but it's big and glossy and worth a look.
Reese Witherspoon stars in the big-screen adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's best-selling memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Witherspoon was nominated for an Oscar for her performance, as was Laura Dern, who has an extra-special role as Cheryl's late mom.
TV Worth Watching
"The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber" (Monday on Comedy Central at 10 p.m. »
- Jenni Miller
One evening in 1994, the BBC screened a documentary simply called Manga. Presented by Jonathan Ross, it showcased the rising popularity of Japanese animation, largely focusing on the output of Manga Entertainment, whose dubbed VHS releases had made a huge impact on anime fans and caused a certain amount of consternation among the mainstream press.
For British viewers, the anime boom took a long time to arrive. In America, Japanese shows like Kimba The White Lion, Gigantor and Astro Boy were a common sight on television in the 1960s, yet it took until the late 70s and 80s, and a string of European-Japanese co-productions, before anime finally began to find a hold on UK television.
As a youngster at the time, I didn't necessarily know »
Now that lead animator Hayao Miyazaki has apparently retired, his co-founder of the Studio Ghibli animation house, Isao Takahata, might begin to get the international recognition he deserves. The animations Takahata has directed, which include the Second World War drama Grave of the Fireflies and the wistful contemporary urban tale Only Yesterday, have tended to be less fantastical than Miyazaki's – but The Tale of the Princess Kaguya takes the viewer on some wonderful flights of fancy. »
★★★☆☆ There was much discussion over the past year about the winding down of beloved Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli with its two founding fathers, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, hanging up their pencils. Both found fitting if unspectacular ways to bow out; first Miyazaki with the soaring The Wind Rises (2013) and now Takahata with the evocative fable The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguyahime no monogatari, 2013). A melancholic swansong, it blends the director's prior occupations and provides a perfect canvas for a final visual flourish. Taking watercolours as inspiration, the aesthetic is impressionistic and painterly with a fluidity that imbues the piece with an intrinsic magic.
- CineVue UK
Isao Takahata makes his directorial comeback with The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, his first film for Studio Ghibli since 1999's My Neighbours the Yamadas. The man behind the brilliant, emotionally-devastating Grave of the Fireflies may be in his late 70s, but on this evidence he's still able to conjure up a memorable yarn.
Based on an old Japanese folktale, it centres on a kindly wood cutter who stumbles across a tiny girl living in a bamboo shoot. Taken in by the man and his wife, she's named Princess but earns the moniker Little Bamboo from other children in the village due to her ability to magically grow at speed.
When her adopted father finds gold the family uproot to a mansion in the city and a life »
While many reports have said that Studio Ghibli figurehead Hayao Miyazaki was to “retire” from the studio and focus on other things, some are still hoping that the output from the famous animation house will continue in earnest. For now though, fans haven’t got long to wait for Ghibli’s new film When Marnie Was There, which is released this summer.
Gkids, the distributor behind 2015 Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, has announced the English-language voice cast who will lend their talents to the film, which is getting a limited run in New York and Los Angeles on May 22nd before a nationwide expansion.
Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 2), John C. Reilly (Step Brothers), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Geena Davis (The Fly), Kathy Bates (Misery), Ellen Burstyn (Interstellar) and Catherine O’Hara (Home Alone) are among the cast for the film, which tells »
- Scott J. Davis
Gkids, the distributor behind 2015 Oscar-nominated "Song of the Sea" and Ghibli's own "Tale of the Princess Kaguya," will release "When Marnie Was There" on May 22 in New York and Los Angeles before a nationwide rollout. Hailee Steinfeld, John C. Reilly, Vanessa Williams, Geena Davis, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Catherine O’Hara, Kiernan Shipka, Grey Griffin, Ava Acres and Raini Roodriguez will round out the English-language voice cast for this story of a 12-year-old orphan's friendship with a ghost. Read More: An Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour of Studio Ghibli The revered Japanese animation house has started to pull back from production in the wake of is-he-or-isn't-he-retired figurehead Hayao Miyazaki's turn toward manga-making, and this may well be Ghibli's last film (for awhile at least). Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and based on a children's novel by Joan G. Robinson, "Marnie" was a summer 2014 box office hit in »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Miyazaki Hayao may be done, but that certainly does not mean we are done with him. His enduring legacy will echo across animation forever and what better way to remember the legend than a spiffy box set? Madman proudly presents The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki - available on DVD and Blu-ray, April 15, 2015.Presenting the complete feature-length works of Hayao Miyazaki, world renowned artist, auteur and founding member of the iconic Studio Ghibli. This special limited edition box-set collects Miyazaki's 11 feature films - from The Castle of Cagliostro to the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away and his final masterpiece, The Wind Rises. It also features a bonus disc offering a rare look at some of his earliest works, presented with English translations for the first time.Complete list of...
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The 18th edition of the Montreal Festival International du Film pour Enfants begins on February 28th, just in time for Spring Break offering a wide range of films for children, teens and families alike. With events at Cinema Beaubien, Cinema du Parc and the Imperial theatre, there is a little something for everyone, with a wide variety of international premieres and showcases.
One of the highlights of this year’s edition of the festival is a showcase called “Focus Japan”, highlighting some of the very best children’s films from Japan. This comes as the Fifem collaborates for the first time with the Tokyo Kinder Film Festival (the next edition in August 2015 will see the fest taking on a new name, Kineko). Focus Japan will feature great Japanese films new and old, including the ever-popular works of Hayao Miyazaki (Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle »
- Justine Smith
Good evening and welcome to the 87th Academy Awards, live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
The biggest movie event of the year is with us once more, and Digital Spy will be bringing you comprehensive live coverage, from the first Manolos on the red carpet to the last teary speech from the stage.
Refresh your memory with this list of all the nominations and compare your prediction cards with our guesses for who will win all the major gongs.
21:15What were your favourite moments from tonight? And what do you think of all the big winners, especially Birdman's victory over Boyhood? Do let us know in the comments box below, and stick around on DS for our full reaction to the ceremony.
21:14Neil Patrick Harris was undoubtedly a bit hit and miss, lacking confidence in the middle more than anything else, but there were »
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