Miss Hokosai

IFFK 2017 to Showcase Package of Japanese Anime Flicks

Thiruvananthapuram: When it comes to animation, Japanese talent occupies the top slot. The best of contemporary anime films from the Japanese terrain will be on show at the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK 2017).

Modern-day animation flicks from Japan would be showcased in a package titled “Anime: The best of contemporary Japanese animation”. The package would comprise films that boast peppy and gleeful graphical “anime” in enthralling proportions. Anime is known for its blend of strapping thoughts of identity and the irresolute concepts of desire with lineal concepts.

Part of the Anime package at IFFK 2017 would be films of the likes of ‘In this corner of the World’ by SunaoKatabuchi, ‘The Wind Rises’ by Hayao Miyazaki, ‘The Tales of the Princess Kaguya’ by Isao Takahata, ‘Miss Hokosai’ by Keiichi Hara and ‘The Boy and the Beast’ by Mamoru Hosada.

The line-up of films that IFFK 2017 would screen is of those that have garnered multiple nominations and a bunch of recognitions at many an international film festival platform. ‘In This Corner of the World’ and ‘The Wind Rises’ are excerpts from Japanese life during the Second World War.

The war life and the post-war conditions have been hand drawn to anime.  Meanwhile, ‘Miss Hokosai’ narrates the tale of the life and paintings of the enigmatic Japanese artist Kitshika Hoaxas. ‘The ‘Boy and the Beast’ and ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ open up the magical world of Japanese fantasies to cinephiles.