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The Garden of Words 言の葉の庭

Thursday, 09 April 2015


The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭)

Image credit: © Makoto Shinkai / CoMix Wave Films / TOHO Animation / kotonohanoniwa.jp



Japan Creative Centre opens invites for their 31st JCC Cinema screening this April two animated films, Voices of a Distant Star (ほしのこえ) and The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭), both directed by director Makoto Shinkai.


Interested movie goers are required to register early to avoid disappointment and email their particular (full Name, gender, email address and mobile Number) to jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp with the subject ‘JCC CINEMA 31: VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR & THE GARDEN OF WORDS’. Screening starts at 2.00pm on Saturday, 18th April 2015. Registration commences at 1:30pm.


The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭) was awarded the Theatrical Film Award at the 18th Animation Kobe Awards in Japan and has also won the 2013 Fantasia International Film Festival and Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film for Best Animated Feature and other awards. The 46-minute PG rated film will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles. 


Voices of a Distant Star (ほしのこえ) (Image credit: © Makoto Shinkai / MANGZOO / CoMix Wave Films) 


On the other hand, Voices of a Distant Star (ほしのこえ) is a 2002 short animated film in Japanese with English subtitles.  The 25-minute PG rated film won the Best Packaged Work Award at the 7th Animation Kobe Awards and it also received the Special Award at the 6th Japan Media Arts Festival held by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs, and Best Media Award at the 2003 Seiun Awards, a speculative fiction award in Japan.



Source: Japan Creative Centre, JCC


Photos: Japan Creative CentrePosted by Admin in Events on 09 Apr 2015


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