Art & Design

Double Bill: Films by Makoto Shinkai (Gateshead, Anime Attacks)

24 October 2015, London

The Japan Foundation, in collaboration with the Gateshead Council, is pleased to present a double bill of films by Makoto Shinkai, one of the most exciting animation filmmakers in Japan today. Often cited as ‘the next Miyazaki’, Shinkai produces animation films full of stunning scenes and visuals combined with beautiful stories. The programme will include two of Shinkai’s films, his early film Voices of a Distant Star and his 2013 production, The Garden of Words.



The film screenings are free to attend, but booking is essential.

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Places are very limited - book now to avoid disappointment!


Images: © Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films; Main image: THE GARDEN OF WORDS.


24 October 2015, 12.00pm
Caedmon Hall, Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN
The Japan Foundation