Kaze Tachinu, Space Pirate Captain Harlock to be Screened in Venice

kaze tachinuKaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) by Hayao Miyazaki will be screened at the Venice International Film Fest. The event will be held from 28th August until 7th September and the category, in which Kaze Tachinu will compete, will be judged by renowned director Bernardo Bertolucci.

The historically themed Studio Ghibli movie will be the only animation and the only Japanese production in its category (The Venezia 70s category with international feature films, world premieres). In the Orizzonti category Japan is represented by Sion Sono’s Jigoku wa Naze Warui? and in the Venice Classics are Yasujirou Ozu’s Higanbana, Nagisa Ooshima’s Furyo, Noboru Nakamura’s Yoru no Henrin.

Another Japanese production that will screen at the event is Shinji Aramaki’s Space Pirate Captain Harlock in the Out of Competition category where they show works by creators, who have already been established at previous instalments of the Festival.

Source: La Biennale di Venezia 2013

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6 Comments on "Kaze Tachinu, Space Pirate Captain Harlock to be Screened in Venice"

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Chan-Chan
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wish i could go…

Shounen
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Venice is great then :D Thought it’s for old people :D

Dandelion
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Ooooooh! So many Japanese titles! Great.

Lulubel
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Both well deserved for opposite reasons. :)

BakaOuji
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Since when a screening at a snobby has-been charade is such a great honour?!

BrutalMurder
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Since decades?