London Film Festival 2015 Set to Screen Studio Ghibli and Mamoru Hosoda Films

This years London Film Festival is set to take place from October 07th to the 18th and there 238 films from 57 countries screening in our nation’s capital over the course of 12 days. Amidst the glamorous live-action films are two anime titles that fans will want to see:

The Boy and the Beast is the latest film from Mamoru Hosoda, will be screened on Friday, October 16th at 18.15 at Cineworld Haymarket and Saturday, 17th at 15.15 at the Hackney Picturehouse. Tickets will be available to purchase on the festival page September 17th.

When Marnie Was There, the final film from Studio Ghibli will be screened on Saturday, October 10th at 14.30 at Cineworld Haymarket and then on Wednesday, October 14th at 18.15 at the BFI Southbank. Tickets will be available to purchase on the festival page on September 17.

Both of these films have been licensed for distribution by Studiocanal so expect a wider release and hoe distribution at some point.

Also screening at the festival is Our Little Sister, the latest film from Hirokazu Kore-eda (Still Walking, After Life). The film is based on Akimi Yoshida’s manga which goes under the name Umimachi Diary. The film will be screened on Monday, October 12th at 18:30 at Curzon Chelsea Cinema and then on October 13th at the Curzon Soho Cinema at 20:45. Tickets wil be available to purchase on the festival page on September 17th.

This film has been picked up for distribution by Curzon Artificial Eye so expect a physical and possibly streaming release for this film.

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