London East Asia Film Festival 2017 to offer Anime Films for the Line-up

Another film festival is screening a couple anime films but this one has an interesting addition to the list.

Today one of our forum regulars have discovered another film festival will be screening a couple anime movies in London. The London East Asia Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing films from all across the East of Asia such as Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Their festival is available between 19th to 29th October and will be their second edition this year! Among the live-action films are also a couple anime movies available under The Centenary of Japanese Animation line-up. The films included are as follows (and all images are courtesy of LEAFF’s website which you can view here):

Cleopatra

クレオパトラ
1970
Directed by Osamu Tezuka and Eiichi Yamamoto

A weird and wild tale in which three intergalactic travellers from the distant future are whisked back to the court of the ancient Egyptian queen by time machine to intervene in an alien plan to destroy mankind by altering the course of human history.

Millennium Actress

千年女優
2001
Directed by Satoshi Kon

A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.

Mind Game

マインド・ゲーム
2004
Directed by Masaaki Yuasa

Nishi is a comic book artist who in the course of one night meets his busty ex-girlfriend and her fiancé, gets involved in a yakuza deal and ends up being shot in the arse. Nishi decides his life can’t end the ridiculous way it just has, so he turns his back on God and begins to rewrite his life with very unexpected results.

Just for the record I added censorship to the Cleopatra photo, I figured playing it safe would be best given the film is technically a hentai. For folks who don’t know, Cleopatra is the second film in the adult Animerama trilogy that includes A Thousand and One Nights and Belladonna of Sadness – the latter of which has been released by Anime Limited uncut and uncensored on Blu-ray. These three films were directed by Eiichi Yamamoto and Osamu Tezuka which may surprise folks.

Mind Game is also a nice shout-out as it received a successful Blu-ray crowdfunding campaign with support from Anime Limited. And Millennium Actress has been very well-received among the community so its nice to see the film being brought to the screens once again.

All three of these films will be in Japanese audio with English subtitles.

If you’re interested in the festival then do feel free to visit their main website as they offer a ton of movies from all across East Asia. Tickets for some films are now available if you are interested!

NormanicGrav

As Weiss once said “But enough of this introductory chatter! Let us hear your tale!”. After finishing University studying Game Development and once taking charge of SHU’s anime society. Grav ventures on as a News Reporter, Moderator and Discord Admin. If you see that massive legal streaming thread Grav heroically did all that and had consumed many hours of his life. The reason? He was bored.

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