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Giovanni's Island

de Mizuho Nishikubo

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Synopsis

Summer of 1945. The inhabitants of the tiny island of Shikotan live their lives oblivious to the war that’s taking place all over the world, until the arrival of the Russians forces them to collide with the gruesome reality. A Japanese boy and a Russian girl will defy the language barriers and the wounds of History in this animated film based on a true story that recurs to the imaginary of the brilliant Miyazaki.

Director

Mizuho Nishikubo

One of Mamoru Oshii’s team members since 1993, he began to work in the animation field with Osamu Dezaki and debuted with Cat's Magical Forest (06). He presented Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai (09) in Sitges.

Technical information

 

Japan, 2014

Duration

105 min.

Director

Mizuho Nishikubo

Producers

Mitsuhisa Ishikawa

Screenplay

Yoshiki Sakurai, Shigemichi Sugita 

Cinematography

Yumiko Nakata

Animation

Nobutake Ito

Voices

Kota Yokoyama, Polina Ilyushenko 

Edition: 2014
Section: Oficial Fantàstic Especials
Original language:

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