Participating Cinemas: Palace Nova Eastend
REEL ANIME 2012 - A SPECIAL EVENT RELEASE
IN CINEMAS SEPTEMBER 13-26
Showcasing four of the freshest anime feature films this side of Japan, REEL ANIME will screen from September 13-26 at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas!
REEL ANIME brings the spectacle of Japanese animation back to the big screen, providing hardcore fans, cinephiles and casual crowds alike the rare opportunity to relish the eye-popping action, masterful storytelling and moving moments that anime has to offer.
Following the sold-out success of the 2008 and 2010 REEL ANIME showcases, the hand-picked suite of cutting-edge films selected for the 2012 showcase are some of the most highly-anticipated amongst fans, and will have something to offer everyone, including:
FROM UP ON POPPY HILL [G] 91mins
From an original story by Hayao Miyazaki, the latest Studio Ghibli film is a high school love story that takes place in the year before the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
Yokohama, 1963. As Japan begins to pick itself up from the decastation of the Second World War, the new generation strugles to move towards a prosperous future whilst trying not to lose the essence of their past. The film's rich and vibrant animation captures the entrancing beauty of Yokohama's harbour and lush surrounding hillsides and, with a soundtrack that draws inspiration from the finest music of the time, perfectly captures the thrills of young romance and the hope of a new dawn.
STUDIO: Studio Ghibli
DIRECTOR: Goro Miyazaki
WOLF CHILDREN [PG] 117mins
A box office smash in Japan, Wold Children is the new film from Mamoru Hosoda, the director of precious REEL ANIME favourites, Summer Wars and The Girl WHo Leapt Through Time.
When Hana falls in love, it feels like a fairy tale. She starts a family and produces two beautiful children - Yuki (Snow), an firl, and Ame (Rain), a boy. But the family harbours a secret - their father is a 'Wolf-Man', half humand and half wolf, and has passed his affliction on to his children. The family try to reside discreetly in a quiet corner of the city, but their joyful life is shattered when their father passes away. To live peacefully, Hana must make the difficult decision to move Yuki and Ame to a small town and surround them with nature.
DIRECTOR: Mamoru Hosoda
BERSERK - THE EGG OF THE KING [MA15+] 76mins
Based on Kentar Miura's bestselling manga series - which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide - Berserk: The Golden Age Arc trilogy takes the franchise into a bold and exciting new direction, with cutting-edge animation, intricately detailed swordplay and a gripping storyling.
An epic action-adventure tale set against a dark, European-inspired medieval fantasty world, Berserk - The Egg Of The King follows the story of Guts, a lone mercenary renowned for his ferocity and unmatched in a fight - especially when armed with his imposing sword, a towering blade as tall as he. His destiny is to eventually become 'The Black Swordsman' and he will face untold horrors in battle.
STUDIO: Studio 4.C
DIRECTOR: Toshiyuki Kubooka
CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES [M] 116mins
Visually stunning and emotionally resonant, Children Who Chase Lost Voices is the new film from award-winning filmmaker, Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimentres per Second).
Having lived a lonely life ever since her father's passing, Asuna spends her days listening to the otherworldly sounds of a crustal radio, left to her as a memento. Exploring the mountains near her home, Asuna is attached by a strange beast. A mysterious stranger steps in to save her life, however thei acquaintance is tragically cut short when the boy is killed. But when Asuna discovers a gateway to another world, she is overjoyed at the prospect of seeing him again. Alongside a band of friends who hold feelings of hope for their lost ones, Asuna undertakes a journey into a land of legends.
STUDIO: Comix Wave
DIRECTOR: Makoto Shinkai
All films in the REEL ANIME program will screen in original Japanese language with English subtitles.
The official REEL ANIME 2012 website is now live: www.reelanime.com
Sessions and Ticketing to be announced soon!
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- Babes In Arms (ACT)
- Vintage Electric (ACT)
- Babes in Arms (QLD)
- Babes In Arms (SA)
- Babes in Arms Melbourne (VIC)
- New York Metropolitan Opera: 2012-2013 Season (SA)
- Shakespeare's Globe On Screen 2013 (ACT)
- Shakespeare's Globe On Screen 2013 (BYRON)
- The Met Opera 2012 2013 season (QLD)
- The New York Metropolitan Opera 2012-2013 Season (NSW)
- Chauvel Cinémathèque (NSW)
- Movie luncheons (QLD)
- Craft ACT Designing A Capital: Crafting A Nation (ACT)
- Palace Opera & Ballet 2012-2013 season (QLD)
- Palace Opera & Ballet: 2012-2013 Season (SA)
- Palace Opera and Ballet 2012/2013 Season (VIC)
- Palace Opera & Ballet 2012 - 2013 Season (NSW)
- Paris Opera and Ballet Season 2012-2013 (QLD)
- Paris Opera Season 2012-2013 (SA)
- The Paris Opera Season 2012-2013 (NSW)
- The Paris Opera Season 2012-2013 (ACT)
- The Paris Opera Season 2012/2013 (VIC)
- The War Of The Worlds - Alive On Stage (QLD)
- The War of The Worlds - Alive On Stage (VIC)
- The War of The Worlds: Alive on Stage! (SA)
- Palace Opera & Ballet 2012 - 2013 Season (BYRON)
- The Paris Opera Season 2012-2013 (BYRON)
- The Great Gatsby Advance Movie Club Screening (QLD)
- The Great Gatsby Advance Movie Club Screening (VIC)
- THE GREAT GATSBY - Exclusive Movie Club Preview (SA)
- THE GREAT GATSBY Exclusive Movie Club Preview (ACT)
- THE GREAT GATSBY Movie Club Advance Preview (NSW)
- THE GREAT GATSBY Movie Club Advance Preview (BYRON)
- Premiere Thursdays - The Great Gatsby (QLD)
- NDT: 2012/2013SEASON (QLD)
- NDT: Season 2012-2013 (NSW)
- Nederlands Dance Theatre 2012/2013 season (VIC)
- Nederlands Dans Theater: Season 2012-2013 (SA)
- Shakespeare's Globe On Screen 2013 (QLD)
- Shakespeare's Globe On Screen 2013 (NSW)
- Shakespeare's Globe On Screen 2013 (VIC)
- Shakespeare's Globe On Screen Season 2013 (SA)
- BEFORE MIDNIGHT special preview screening (VIC)
- Britain's National Theatre Live: Season Four (2012-2013) (SA)
- National Theatre Live (VIC)
- National Theatre Live: /2013 season Qld (QLD)
- National Theatre Live: Season Four (2012-2013) (NSW)
- National Theatre Live: Season Four (2012-2013) (BYRON)
- Met Opera: Winter Encores 2013 (SA)
- Bolshoi Ballet: Season 2012-2013 (SA)
- BEFORE MIDNIGHT Advance Screening (NSW)
- EXHIBITION Great Art on Screen (QLD)
- EXHIBITION: Great Art On Screen 2013 (VIC)
- EXHIBITION: Great Art On Screen 2013 (SA)
- Swan Lake - Mariinsky Ballet (3D) (ACT)
- Swan Lake - Marinsky Ballet in 3D (QLD)
- Swan Lake 3D - Mariinsky Ballet (SA)
- Babes in Arms Sydney (NSW)