Summer Wars director Mamoru Hosoda’s new film Wolf Children at LFF

The new film from director Mamoru Hosoda (The girl who leapt through time and Summer Wars) Director Mamoru Hosoda will be screened at the London film Festival.

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Synopsis: Hana, a student at Tokyo University, is intrigued by a mysterious man who sits in on lectures despite not being registered to attend. Before long, they fall in love and she discovers that he is a wolf-man; he has the blood of both man and wolf and, as wolves have been extinct in Japan for many years, he is the last of his kind. Before long, they bring two children into the world – Ame and Yuki – who begin to display wolf characteristics, and as such may need to be brought up away from the outside world. As they grow older they will have to deal with their differences and decide which path to take. This beguiling, lyrical anime is a departure of sorts for Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time; Summer Wars) who takes a fantastical idea and makes it irresistibly touching and relevant without ever becoming a mere genre piece.

Producer Takuya Ito, Yuichiro Saito, Takashi Watanabe
Screenwriter Mamoru Hosoda, Satoko Okudera
Voices Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Osawa, Huru Kuroki
117 mins
Recommended ages 8+

VUE West End, Screen 7 Oct 11, 2012 12:45 PM On sale 24-09-2012 9:30 AM
VUE West End, Screen 7 Oct 13, 2012 12:15 PM On sale 24-09-2012 9:30 AM
Rich Mix, Screen 1 Oct 14, 2012 1:00 PM On sale 24-09-2012 9:30 AM

From London Film Festival Website