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Japanese (English subtitles)
There are lots of things we expect from animated films, starting with the idea that they are going to show us things that couldn't happen in real life. This Japanese romantic drama is the exception to the rule, telling the story of school friends Taku and Yutaka whose lives are disrupted when the aloof but intriguing Rikako arrives in their lives. It's all shown in completely naturalistic - but drawn - style, paying tribute to films of the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu.
This fascinating film from director Richard Linklater combines pioneering rotoscoping technique with discussions on the meaning of life.
14+ years 97 mins
An elderly couple leave their village in southern Japan to visit their grown-up children in Tokyo, in this haunting and highly-acclaimed Japanese film
14+ years 136 mins
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