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From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda comes Mirai, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations, and the first non-Studio Ghibli anime film to be nominated for an Academy Award.

When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Running away from home, Kun stumbles upon a magical garden that serves as a time-travelling gateway where he encounters his mother as a little girl and has a series of adventures with his baby sister, who is all grown up, opening a new perspective on his world.

2.20pm, Saturday 7th September 2019

Picturehouse Central

Rated PG

Will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles

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Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of the penguins is a woman from his dentist's office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure!

Penguin Highway was nominated for a number of awards and is the directorial debut of Hiroyasu Ishida, a rising star of the anime world.

4.30pm, Saturday 7th September 2019

Picturehouse Central

Rated 12A

Will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles

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Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives until they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki's body, and he in hers. This occurrence happens randomly, and they must adjust their lives around each other. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

 

From director Makoto Shinkai comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls. Released in 2016, this film has since gone on to become the highest grossing anime film of all time.

7pm, Saturday 7th September 2019

Picturehouse Central

Rated 12A

Will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles

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Every five years an exhilarating race called Redline is held, the universe's most anticipated competition. Racers are pushed to their absolute limit, while organized crime and militaristic governments want to leverage the race for their own ends. Amongst the elite rival drivers in the tournament, JP falls for the alluring Sonoshee - but will she prove his undoing, or can a high speed romance survive a mass destruction race?

Directed by Takeshi Koike, Redline took seven years to create and used more than 100,000 hand-drawn frames in production. Join us for an incredibly rare chance to see this marvel of animation on the big screen!

9.15pm, Saturday 7th September 2019

Picturehouse Central

Rated 15

Will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles

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