Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
Mamoru Hosoda exhibits his mastery of understated drama and the subtleties of emotion in this beautifully animated film. Hana's decisions will leave you aching with sweet melancholia. In Japanese with English subtitles. Ages 8+
|June 1, 2013||11:00 AM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|June 3, 2013||7:00 PM||Egyptian Theatre||Date has passed|
|June 15, 2013||11:30 AM||Date has passed|
Mamoru Hosoda exhibits his mastery of understated drama and the subtleties of emotion in this beautifully animated film. Hana's decisions while raising her part-wolf children won't leave you shocked, but they will leave you aching with sweet melancholia at her selfless decisions. Hosoda's meticulous animation is a lovely change from television anime, and he uses the medium to bring the supernatural elements of the story to life in a way that wouldn't be possible with a live-action film. Most importantly, however, is the extraordinary (and extraordinarily well written) character Hana, who navigates the burdens of motherhood with fragile grace. She sets a shining example of adoring and supporting her two very different children as their secrets set them each down very different paths. Wolf Children received the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, also from Hosoda, did in 2007.
Mamoru Hosada has a deft directorial style, having twice earned the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. He current work with Madhouse is a pleasant change from Toei Animation’s One Piece and Digimon franchises.
Sponsored in part by Pagliacci Pizza, KOMO4, Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association, Delta Air Lines, The Safeway Foundation, The Japan Foundation Los Angeles
|Principal Cast:||Voices of: Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Osawa, Huru Kuroki|
|Running Time:||117 minutes|
|Producer:||Takuya Ito, Yuichiro Saito, Takashi Watanabe|
|Screenplay:||Mamoru Hosoda, Satoko Okudera|
|Awards:||Japan Academy Awards, 2013 (Best Animation); Mainichi Film Awards, 2013 (Animation Film Award); Oslo Films From the South Festival 2012 (Best Feature, Audience Award);Sitges Catalonian International Film Festival, 2012 (Best Animated Feature Film)|
|Filmography:||Summer Wars (2009); The Girl Who Leapt Through time (2006); One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island (2005); Superflat Monogram (2003)|
|US Distributor:||FUNimation Entertainment|