bandeaux Feature Animations
The Feature Animation collection aims at gathering the gems of animated cinema worldwide. Travelling from Japanese animation masters to European chef d’oeuvres, this collection brings together some Children, Teenagers, and Drama Animation. Storytelling treasures, visual masterpieces, multi-award winners, box office hits and critical success: all those titles will appeal to any cinema lover.

Appleseed Directed by Shinji Aramaki

Action, Sci-Fi | 101 mn
Japan | 2004
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Appleseed - Poster Synopsis:
Growing out of the chaos of a global war, the city of Utopia is populated by humans and bioroids (artificial humans). On the surface, everything is harmonious, but tensions lurk. INto this seemingly perfect society comes a survivor of the wars, Deunan Knute, who carries a legacy that will turn out to be of critical importance for the future of humanity.
Festivals & Awards:
Boston Fantastic Film Festival (USA), 2004
Stockholm International Film Festival, 2004
Helsinki International Film Festival, 2004
Oslo International Film Festival, 2004
Munich International Fantasy Filmfest (Germany), 2005
Adelaide International Film Festival (Australia), 2005
Based on the Best-Selling Comic from Masamune Shirow (Appleseed,
Ghost in the shell)
By the Director of Space Pirate Captain Harlock, also Production Designer on the Full Metal Alchemist anime series
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Quotes & Reviews:

“A stunning visual achievement. It’s new milestone for CG Animation.” JOHN WOO
“Craft connoisseur won’t be disappointed with the splendidly executed result.” VARIETY
“Absolutely stunning.” BEYOND HOLLYWOOD
“Genuinely dazzling moments of visual bravura.” THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Approved For Adoption Directed by Laurent Boileau & Jung

Biography, Family | 70 mn
France, Belgium, South Korea | 2012
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Approved for Adoption Synopsis:
European on the heads side, Asian on the tails side. Cartoonist. 42 years old according to his civil status, Jung prefers to place his birth at the age of 5, when a policeman found him wandering alone on the streets of Seoul. He is one of those 200 000 adopted Koreans spread around the world. Jung decided to return, for the first time, in South Korea, in order to breath the air of his home country, tread the land of his ancestors, and maybe find traces of his biological mother. This trip of reconciliation with his roots and with himself, shot as a documentary, leads our character to recall in animation.
Festivals & Awards:
Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 2012
Audience Award, Unicef Award
New York International Children’s Film Festival, 2013
Montreal International Children’s Film Festival, 2013
Grand Prize of Montreal, Inis Award
Göteborg International Film Festival (Sweden), 2013
Turin International Film Festival (Italy), 2013
Brussels International Film Festival (Belgium), 2012
Based on internationally acclaimed author Jung’s graphic novel
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Quotes & Reviews:

“It’s impossible not to be charmed on some level by Jung Henin and Laurent Boileau’s Approved for Adoption.” VARIETY
“Adapted from the graphic novel by the acclaimed Korea-born, Belgium-raised writer/artist known as “Jung,” and co-directed with Laurent Boileau, it offers a series of vignettes from a mostly happy childhood in the 1970s and early 1980s with wryly amusing results.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Deeply moving, as well as literally illuminating.” THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Approved for Adoption

Children Who Chase Lost Voices Directed by Makoto Shinkai

Drama, Adventure, Fantasy | 117 mn
Japan | 2011
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Childen Who Chase - Poster Synopsis:
Having lived a lonely life ever since her father’s passing, Watase Asuna spends her days listening to a radio left to her by her father, which uses a crystal in place of a diode. This comes to an end when she meets a mysterious boy whom she connects with, but their acquaintance ends up tragically cut short. Getting swept along by unusual circumstances, Asuna takes to heart a hint that she might be able to see the boy again, and undertakes a journey where she is destined to learn about coping with loss and death.
Festivals & Awards:
Annecy International Animation Film Festival, 2012
Official Competition
BFI London International Film Festival, 2011
New York International Children’s Film Festival, 2012
Fantasia International Film Festival, 2012
Sitges International Film Festival, 2012
Golden Horse International Film Festival (Taiwan), 2011
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (Belgium), 2012
By the director of 5 Centimeters Per Second
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Quotes & Reviews:

“Shinkai serves you 116 minutes of visual wonder. There’s a range of likable characters, an extensive fantasy world and plenty of memorable moments.” TWITCH
Children Who Chase Lost Voices is an amazingly and entrancingly gorgeous film.” TWITCH
“The virtuosity of the animation, which has a kind of sensual lushness even Miyazaki has never achieved.” ANIME FOCUS

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Crulic, The Path To Beyond Directed by Anca Damian

Biography, Drama | 73 mn
Poland, Romania | 2011
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Crulic - Poster Synopsis:
Narrated from beyond the grave by its main protagonist, Crulic tells the life story of a 33-year-old Romanian, who died in a Polish prison while on a hunger strike. On July 11, 2007, an important Polish judge is robbed and around 500 Euros are withdrawn using his credit cards. On September 10, Crulic is accused of the crime and brought to the Krakow Detention Centre, where he immediately starts a hunger strike. Claiming he was in Italy on the day of the theft, his demands are clear: he wants a meeting with a Romanian Consulate representative and another attorney. At the beginning of 2008, Crulic’s deteriorating health prompts the court to release him. But it is too late; the young man dies sixteen hours later.
Festivals & Awards:
Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 2012
Crystal Award, Grand Prize
Locarno International Film Festival, 2012
Jury Special Mention
Pusan International Film Festival, 2011
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2012
Vancouver International Film Festival, 2012
Göteborg International Film Festival, 2012
SXSW International Film Festival (USA), 2012
Telluride International Film Festival (USA), 2011
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2012
Reykjavik International Film Festival (Iceland), 2011
Warsaw International Film Festival (Poland), 2011
Jury Special Mention
Kaohsiung International Film Festival (Taiwan), 2012
Namur International Film Festival (Belgium), 2011

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Quotes & Reviews:

“Beautiful artwork and a powerful story are the key elements of Crulic – The Path to Beyond.” VARIETY
“What makes this extraordinary documentary even more compelling is its strong visual style: Damian uses handdrawn, cutout, and collage animation techniques to create a strikingly memorable film.” INDIEWIRE
“Tragic and galvanizing.” FILM FORWARD

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Leafie: A hen into the wild Directed by Oh Seong-Yun

Drama, Adventure | 93 mn
South Korea | 2011
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Leafie Poster Synopsis:
Leafie is a hen who manages to escape her cage where she spent all her life, and make it into the wild. Through series of events, she comes across a duck egg, whose mother had been killed by the weasel. Having never sat on any of her eggs back on the farm, she does so eagerly, to (surprisingly) no protest from the egg’s father. She promises the father duck, whom Leafie names Wanderer, to take the duckling to the everglade when he hatches. After the duckling does hatch, he and Leafie embark on their their journey there, and the story proper begins.
Festivals & Awards:
Annecy International Animation Film Festival, 2012
Out of Competition
Sitges International Film Festival, 2011
Best Family Film
Montreal International Children’s Film Festival, 2013
Stockholm International Film Festival Junior, 2012
Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2012
Pusan International Film Festival (South Korea), 2011
Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2011
Best Animated Feature Film
Critics Choice Awards (South Korea), 2011
Special Prize
Box Office hit in South Korea:
11 Million US $

#1 all time South Korean animated feature!
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Quotes & Reviews:

“This truly impressive and beautiful movie is destined to be a classic.” KOREANFILM.ORG
“An enduring tale that was brought to life by some great voice acting and stunning visuals […] A Landmark animation.” HANCINEMA
“Animated Korean box office topper will appeal both to adults and children.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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Mai Mai Miracle Directed by Sunao Katabuchi

Comedy, Drama | 93 mn
Japan | 2009
Mai Mai Miracle - Poster Synopsis:
Inspired by her grandfather’s stories, young Shinko embarks on wild flights of fancy about the history of the little town she lives in. But dreams can’t fend off the realities of growing up.
Festivals & Awards:
Annecy International Animation Film Festival, 2010
Out of Competition
Locarno International Film Festival, 2009
Ici et Ailleurs – Anime Now Section
Fantasia International Film Festival, 2010
Best Animated Feature Film
Hawaii International Film Festival (USA), 2009
Pusan International Film Festival (South Korea), 2009
Tokyo International Film Festival, 2010
Japan Media Arts Festival, 2010
Excellence Prize for feature Length Animation
Brussels Animation Film Festival (Belgium), 2010
Best Animated Feature
Sunao Katabuchi was a Scriptwriter and Assistant Director for Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli
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Quotes & Reviews:

“Sunao Katabuchi’s style is incredibly reminiscent of Japan’s animation master, Hayao Miyazaki.” TWITCH
“Pic deserves an audience wider than the kiddie ghetto to which exceptional animation is too often consigned.” VARIETY
“Charming, millennium-spanning anime succinctly maps the dynamics of childhood imagination.” VARIETY

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My Beautiful Girl Mari (Mari Iyagi) Directed by Lee Sung-gang

Fantasy, Drama | 86 mn
South Korea | 2002
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My Beautiful Girl Mari (Mari Iyagi) Synopsis:
Kim Nam-woo struggles through life as people around him constantly leave him; his best friend, Jun-ho, is going to study in Seoul and in some ways his widowed mother is “leaving” him too by paying more attention to her new boyfriend. To escape, he goes to a dream world, where he meets a girl named Mari. The story follows Nam-woo in discovering himself and maturing.
Festivals & Awards:
Annecy International Animation Film Festival, 2002
Grand Prix – Best Feature Film
Sitges International Film Festival, 2002
Philadelphia International Film Festival, 2002
Hamburg International Film Festival (Germany), 2002
Deauville Asian Film Festival (France), 2003
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Quotes & Reviews:

“Like the movie’s ideas, the backgrounds are consistently sophisticated, especially in cloudscapes, flora and water that sometimes recall 20th-century artworks.” VARIETY
“A delicacy and a poignancy in both story and style that is rare in animation today.” THE SEATTLE POST
“Owing a good deal to the best Japanime, Lee’s dreamy ode to ocean sounds, cumulus clouds, blooming jungles, late-afternoon light, and fading memories hums with an observant poetry that should make most American animators red with shame.” THE VILLAGE VOICE

My Beautiful Girl Mari (Mari Iyagi)

Origin Directed by Keiichi Sugiyama

Drama, Fantasy | 95 mn
Japan | 2006
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Origin Synopsis:
It is 300 years into the future. Earth’s environment had been devastated by mankind’s own foolish plans and humankind is beleaguered by the sentient forests which they have awoken. The world balance is tipped when a young boy named Agito stumbles across a machine that glowed in a strange blue hue inside a forbidden sanctuary. The machine, which has preserved a beautiful girl named Tula from the past, is activated. Tula has a “mission” that had been entrusted to her by the past…
Festivals & Awards:
Annecy International Animation Film Festival, 2006
Official Competition
Austin Fantastic Film Festival (USA), 2006
Sitges International Film Festival, 2006
Quotes & Reviews:

“Some of the reaction said it was better that the latest Ghibli. » TWITCH
“The smooth and elegant style of Origin makes the discovery of its universe and story a real pleasure. » LE MONDE
“The most impressive-looking anime movie to come out since Steamboy.” ANIME NEWS NETWORK

Redline Directed by Takeshi Koike

Action, Sci-Fi | 102 mn
Japan | 2009
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Redline Synopsis:
Redline is about the biggest and most deadly racing tournament in the universe. Only held once every five years, everyone wants to stake their claim to fame, including JP, a reckless dare-devil driver oblivious to speed limits with his ultra-customized car – all the while, organized crime and militaristic governments want to leverage the race to their own ends. Amongst the other elite rival drivers in the tournament, JP falls for the alluring Sonoshee – but will she prove his undoing, or can a high speed romance survive a mass destruction race?
Festivals & Awards:
Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 2010
Out of Competition
Locarno International Film Festival, 2009
Piazza Grande
Fantasia International Film Festival, 2011
Newport Beach Film Festival (USA), 2011
Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Filmmaking
Hawaii International Film Festival (USA), 2010
Oslo International Film Festival, 2010
Sci-Fi London Film Festival, 2010
Takeshi Koike was Key Animator on Vampire Hunter D, and directed a segment from Animatrix.
Quotes & Reviews:

“A phenomenal work of animation with all the hallmarks of an instant cult classic. » THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A lavish animation extravaganza produced at a cost of $ 8 million, this futuristic exploration is a follow-up by author-director Katsuhiro Otomo to his tremendously popular comic books.” VARIETY
“A staggering demonstration of the power of animation, wrapped in colorful pop art and injected with a mean streak of creative madness.” TWITCH

Ronal The Barbarian Directed by K. Vestbjerg Andersen, T. Christoffersen & P. Einstein Lipski

Adventure, Comedy | 89 mn
Denmark | 2011
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Ronal the Barbarian Synopsis:
Ronal is a young barbarian with low self-esteem, the polar opposite of all the muscular barbarians in his village. He’s a real wuss. However, as fate would have it, responsibility for the tribe’s survival falls on Ronal’s scrawny shoulders, when the evil Lord Volcazar raids the village and abducts every living barbarian.
Festivals & Awards:
Annecy International Animation Film Festival, 2011
Official Competition
Fantasia International Film Festival, 2012
Sitges International Film Festival, 2011
Göteborg International Film Festival, 2012
Kaohsiung International Film Festival (Taiwan), 2012
Robert Awards (Denmark), 2012
2 Nominations : Best Children/Family Film
Zulu Awards (Denmark), 2012
Nominated for Best Film
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Quotes & Reviews:

“It takes a certain kind of man to grab his balls on camera. And a certain kind of director to draw that man grabbing his balls. The team behind cult hits Terkel In Trouble and Journey To Saturn has built his reputation by being irreverent, crass and very, very funny and they’re not about to change things up with their latest creation.” TWITCH
“In a world teeming with podunk, second-date animated features, the Danish adventure flick Ronal the Barbarian definitely stands apart from the proverbial pack.” BEYOND HOLLYWOOD

Ronal the Barbarian

Round Da Way (Les Lascars)Directed by E. Klotz & A. Pereira-Lazaro

Comedy | 96 mn
France | 2009
Lascars - Poster Synopsis:
It’s summertime at Condé-sur-Ginette. And, as usual, there are guys who stay, guys who go… and guy who should have gone. There are guys who work under the table, guys who lose their mind for a girl. There are guys who spend summer trying to escape lawn sharks and drug dealers, and there are those who do as if they were gone. For ghetto dwellers, carribeans are far away, but summer will be hot !
Festivals & Awards:
Cannes International Film Festival, 2009
International Critics’ Week
Sitges International Film Festival, 2009
Fantasia International Film Festival, 2009
Los Angeles COLCOA International Film Festival, 2010
Göteborg International Film Festival, 2010
Guadalajara International Film Festival, 2010

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Quotes & Reviews:

“The pic follows the adventures of various ghetto-dwellers on the make in the sexual as well as criminal sense. A fun, polished crowdpleaser.” VARIETY
“Each element of the film is successful and the whole works perfectly. […] A pure entertainment, furthermore clever.” LE MONDE

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Summer Days With Coo Directed by Keiichi Hara

Family, Fantasy | 138 mn
Japan | 2007
Summer Days with coo - Poster Synopsis:
A small, lone creature named Coo miraculously survives over 200 years into modern day Tokyo, Japan when he is found by young Koichi. Coo who is secretly adopted by the whole family, faces a tragic past and the present’s challenge of living in a dramatically changed environment, searches with his new human friend for places not invaded by people hoping to find any remaining of his kind. When this water sprite draws the popular attention of the whole city upon being discovered and then confronted with his past, it forces him to take action and make an ultimate decision, in order to preserve his kind, inner peace and well being in today’s harsh world.
Festivals & Awards:
Cannes International Film Festival, 2007
Junior Section
Tokyo International Film Festival, 2008
New York International Children’s Film Festival, 2008
North American Premiere
Mainichi Film Awards (Japan), 2008
Best Animation Film
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Quotes & Reviews:

“A masterpiece!” ISAO TAKAHATA (Pompoko, Grave of the Fireflies, etc.)
“With its beautiful background paintings and environmental message, it’s easy to see Summer Days with Coo as just another Studio Ghibli-influenced anime.” TWITCH
“A very well animated film […] and a heartwarming story.” A NUTSHELL REVIEW

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Summer Wars Directed by Mamoru Hosoda

Adventure, Comedy | 114 mn
Japan | 2009
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Summer Wars - Poster Synopsis:
Young math genius Kenji’s summer is thrown for a loop when his classmate Natsuki tricks him into posing as his fiancé at an extended family reunion—but that’s nothing compared to what happens when his math skills are exploited to crack the security for the worldwide virtual reality network “OZ”.
Festivals & Awards:
Berlin International Film Festival, 2010
Generation 14plus
Locarno International Film Festival, 2009
Concorso Internazionale
Sitges International Film Festival, 2009
Best Animated Feature
New York International Children’s Film Festival, 2010
North American Premiere
Fantasia International Film Festival, 2010
Japanese Academy Awards, 2010
Animation of the Year
Japan Media Arts Festival, 2009
Animation Grand Prize
Box-Office hit in Japan:
17,4 Million US $

From the acclaimed director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
and The Wolf Children, Ame and Yuki
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Quotes & Reviews:

“Spectacular! Visionary! Mind-Bending! Staggering!” VARIETY
“Hosoda is the new king, the best story teller working within the animated medium in Japan and, quite possibly, the world.” TWITCH
« Summer Wars is an exciting and absorbing new anime that looks set to appeal to the teen fraternity with its mix of spectacular visuals, thoughtful family-orientated subplot and an obsession with computer gaming.” SCREEN
“A sophisticated yet poignant family entertainment with an appeal beyond Japanese animation buffs.” THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Directed by Mamoru Hosoda

Adventure, Family | 98 mn
Japan | 2006
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Girl who leapt through time - Poster Synopsis:
When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, “leap” backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past isn’t as simple as it seems, and eventually, will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.
Festivals & Awards:
Annecy International Animation Film Festival, 2006
Special Distinction for Feature Film
Sitges International Film Festival, 2006
Best Animated Feature
New York International Children’s Film Festival, 2007
Chicago International Film Festival, 2007
Pusan International Film Festival, 2006
Tokyo Anime Awards, 2007
Best Feature Animation, Best Director, Achievement in Art Direction and Best Character Design
– Japan Academy Awards, 2007
Animation of the Year
By the acclaimed director of Summer Wars
and The Wolf Children, Ame and Yuki
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Quotes & Reviews:

The Girl Who Lept Through Time is a wonderfully touching, funny and captivating movie… Definitely Highly Recommanded ! » TWITCH
“I honestly can’t think of a movie which has better animated contemporary backgrounds.” TWITCH
“The film is rich and observant in the manner of the great Hayao Miyazaki Spirited Away and his Studio Ghibli colleagues Isao Takahata (Only Yesterday) and Yoshifumi Kondou (Whisper of the Heart).” THE BOSTON GLOBE

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The Prodigies Directed by Antoine Charreyron

Sci-Fi | 87 mn
France | 2011
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Prodigies - Poster Synopsis:
Jimbo Farrar has superhuman intelligence and the power to control others with his mind, turning them into puppets devoid of will, who obey his every order. He works as a researcher at the head of the Killian Foundation for Gifted Children. His one goal is to find others like him. He finds five teens who decide to meet in New York’s Central Park. They’re not alone. When they’re violently assaulted in the park, they decide to use their brilliant minds to plot out the perfect revenge. Jimbo is the only one who understands, but also the only one who can stop them…unless he decides to join them.
Festivals & Awards:
Cannes International Film Festival, 2011
Special Screenings
Annecy International Animation Film Festival, 2011
Out of Competition
Sitges International Film Festival, 2011
Oslo International Film Festival, 2011
26 Million US $

From the producers of Renaissance and Upside Down
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Quotes & Reviews:

“An animated feature with an intriguing premise.” TWITCH
“Executed exceptionally well […] The Prodigies delivers a noteworthy new approach to the […] genre.” DIGITAL JOURNAL
“An entertaining animated action feature […] with a unique visual flair.” THE TORONTO EXAMINER

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The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki Directed by Mamoru Hosoda

Drama, Fantasy | 117 mn
Japan | 2012
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Wolf Children - Poster Synopsis:
Hana and her two children, Ame et Yuki, live a discrete life in a quiet neigbohood of a town. Their life is simple and joyful, but they hide a secret: their father is a wolf-man. When he suddenly disappears, Hana decides to leave the town to raise her two children out of sights. They move to a small town near a luxurious forest.
Festivals & Awards:
New York International Children’s Film Festival, 2013
Audience Award
BFI London International Film Festival, 2012
Sitges International Film Festival, 2012
Seattle International Film Festival, 2013
Dallas International Film Festival, 2013
Shanghai International Film Festival, 2013
Vancouver International Film Festival, 2013
Tokyo International Anime Fair, 2013
Animation of the Year
Japan Academy Awards, 2013
Animation of the Year
By the acclaimed director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
and Summer Wars
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Quotes & Reviews:

Wolf Children establishes Mamoru Hosoda as a master animator and storyteller in his own right. He is impressively capable of telling greatly different kinds of stories and using wildly different styles to tell them.” TWITCH
“This elegant project lovingly upholds Japan’s hand-drawn tradition.” VARIETY
“Hosoda’s ascent as one of Japan’s best directors continues. A charming, funny, enthralling film, invigorating anime as a mainstream art-form.” ANIME NEWS NETWORK

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Wonderful Days Directed by Kim Moon-Saeng

Action, Animation, Fantasy | 86 mn
South Korea | 2003
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Elite of a country lives in a shelter cause Earth had been polluted to the point that it was uninhabitable. Pollution level is
diminishing, the Ecoban city leaders intend to raise the pollution levels again to keep the hierarchy.
Festivals & Awards:
Sundance International Film Festival, 2004
Premieres Section
Venice International Film Festival, 2003
San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2003
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2004
Fantasia International Film Festival, 2004
Best Animated Feature
Sitges International Film Festival, 2003
BFI London International Film Festival, 2004
Annecy International Film Festival, 2003
Gerardmer International Film Festival (France), 2004
Animation Grand Prize
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Quotes & Reviews:

“The stunningly beautiful Wonderful Days boasted never-seen before visuals and one of the best soundtrack of recent memory.” TWITCH
Wonderful Days is a fully worked, highly cinematic toon that’s accessible for all ages, including adults.” VARIETY
“The picture cleverly combines several different elements — from pure action to romance and vague biblical and Wagnerian references.” VARIETY
“Mature, character driven, well-developed and haunting, the film takes a cue from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.” THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

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Yobi The Five-Tailed Fox Directed by Lee Sung-gang

Adventure, Fantasy | 86 mn
South Korea | 2007
Yobi - Poster Synopsis:
Yobi is a five-tailed fox who, as all of his kind, can live a thousand years. Yobi has been living on a hill for centuries, but, one day, tracked down by a fox hunter, he is forced to go among humans. Changing his shape into a girl, he befriends with a classmate called Geum-ye. But soon, the hunter comes back to catch him…
Festivals & Awards:
New York International Children’s Film Festival, 2008
BFI London International Film Festival, 2007
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (USA), 2008
Fantasia International Film Festival, 2007
Sitges International Film Festival, 2008
Golden Horse International Film Festival (Taiwan), 2007
Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2007
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival (Sweden), 2008
Istanbul International Film Festival, 2008
From the director of My Beautiful Girl Mari (Mari Iyagi)
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Quotes & Reviews:

“An exquisite example of traditional animation with some very well-made CG enhancements […]. Yobi is so well written and animated that you never get tired of watching her and she makes the viewer root for her from start to finish. This also goes for some of the other main characters […] Technically this film is a marvel and looks accomplished enough to go head-to-head with a Ghibli.” TWITCH
“The story is a delightful escapade seasoned with spiritual musings.” TIME OUT

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