The Terracotta Film Festival in London that will happen this April 12-15 at the Prince Charles Cinema at Leicester Square will feature a screening of Studio Ghibli’s From up on Poppy Hill (Kokurikozaka Kara) anime film. This news join the list of Japanese manga-related screenings next to the live-action adaptation of Minoru Furuya’s Himizu.
The exact schedule of the event is still unavailable, but it should be before the start of April. Until then we can only guess on which day of the Festival we would be able to see Goro Miyazaki’s project that won multiple awards in Japan after its release.
From up on Poppy Hill is an adaptation of Chizuro Takahashi and Tetsurou Sayama’s Kokurikozaka Kara. It is a slice-of-life, coming of age story about Umi Matsuzaka and her way to battle the war, although not on the battlefield. We follow her internal fights and the ones she will be facing versus the municipality and the people who are trying to erase the history of her school and town for … nothing.
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