Before Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume no Tojimari, only Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away had competed in such a prestigious competition, winning the Golden Bear at the time. Since then, 20 years have passed.
New movie about Makoto Shinkai, Suzume no Tojimariwill compete next Berlin Film Festival. This is the return of Japanese animation cinema after 20 years of winning the Golden Bear. enchanted city From Hayao Miyazaki.
Suzume no Tojimari at the Berlinale: the last Japanese anime film entered the competition 20 years ago
The international premiere took place in Berlin Film Festival (from 16 to 26 February 2023), Suzume no Tojimari this is the director’s new anime film Makoto Shinkaiformer director of the famous Your name. Together with him, the producer of the film will also be present at the Berlinale. Genki Kawamura and the voice of the character Suzume, Nanoka Hara. The film was released in Japanese theaters in November 2022 and will be distributed internationally on a streaming platform. Crispy rollin collaboration with Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International and Eurozoom.
The making of the film coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the director admitted that the post-apocalyptic theme of the film is partly related to the experience of self-isolation. Many consider him the creative heir Hayao Miyazakiwith Maestro Studio Ghibli Xingkai shares the honor of (re-)representing Japanese animation films in a major international film competition such as Berlin Film Festival.
Suzume no Tojimari (Suzume’s Closed Doors) is history Suzume, a 17-year-old boy from a small town in southern Japan. When she accidentally meets a boy who is looking for a door, the girl goes with him on a journey that will take them to the heart of the mountains. There he will find a mysterious door pulled by a supernatural force. Suzume will catapult into it, thereby opening “Doors of Disaster” throughout Japan and causing various disasters in the country.
by history, Makoto Shinkai said that:
“Suzume is inspired by the disaster that happened in Japan 12 years ago. I can’t wait to see how the world will take this film and how it will connect with it: what will make sense for those who don’t live in Japan, what will happen anyway, and what our cultures have in common.”
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