A press release from the BFI.
The 60th BFI London Film Festival announces that for the first time in its history, it will host a Japanese animated film in competition.
Blending comedy, drama, heartbreak and wonder, Your Name is directed by Makoto Shinkai, who is often hailed as Japan’s successor to Hayao Miyazaki.
In Your Name, Shinkai creates a film which leaps between the urban bustle of central Tokyo and the rural beauty of a country backwater, presented in the radiant detail that has made Shinkai’s films beloved by animation fans. Your Name is the story of a teenage boy and girl who have never met, but who start to magically swap minds and live each other’s lives.
Mitsuha, a teenage girl student, lives in a small mountain town, but longs for the bright lights of Tokyo far away. Then she is astonished to wake one morning in the body of Taki, a teenage Tokyo schoolboy – who in turn wakes up in Mitsuha’s body! Switching back and forth between two lives, locations and genders, Mitsuha and Taki must cope with their fantastic shared situation.
At first they are outraged and mortified by what’s happening, but soon they start enjoying their double lives, though they never meet directly. Eventually, though, one of the youngsters will learn the devastating truth behind what’s happening…
Following its UK premiere at the London Film Festival, Your Name will open nationwide at 78 UK cinemas on November 24. The UK is one of the first countries outside Japan where the release plans for the film have been announced.
See below the trailer for a list of Cinema’s showing Your Name
• Mone Kamishiraishi as Mitsuha
• Ryunosuke Kamiki as Taki Tachibana
• Aoi Yūki as Sayaka Natori
• Etsuko Ichihara as Hitoha Miyamizu
• Kanon Tani as Yotsuba Miyamizu
• Masami Nagasawa as Miki Okudera
• Nobunaga Shimazaki as Tsukasa Fujii
• Ryō Narita as Katsuhiko Teshigawara
Basingstoke Festival Place
Bristol – Cribbs Causeway
Bristol – Longwell Green
Bury The Rock
Croydon – Grant’s
Croydon – Purley Way
Edinburgh – Ocean Terminal
Edinburgh – Omni Centre
Leeds – Kirkstall Road
Leeds – The Light
London – Acton (Park Royal)
London – Finchley North
London – Finchley Road (O2 Centre)
London – Fulham Broadway
London – Islington (Angel)
London – Leicester Square (West End)
London – Piccadilly
London – Shepherd’s Bush
London – Westfield
London – Westfield Stratford
London – Wood Green
Newcastle Under Lyme
Thanet (Westwood Cross)
Bluewater Cinema de Lux
Bristol Cinema de Lux
Derby Cinema de Lux
Leeds Cinema de Lux
Leicester Cinema de Lux
Nottingham Cinema de Lux
Reading Cinema de Lux