Please note that some changes have been made in the program for Saturday. Please disregard the schedule in the festival paper and find the correct program below.
With the mini festival Mangapolis EpiCon, Films from the South dive into anime and pop culture. Throughout the weekend of the 8.-9th of October, you can watch new and classic anime for younger and older audiences at Filmens Hus.
We are particularly proud to present Mamoru Hosada's new movie, The Boy and the Beast, a new feat from the man behind Wolf Children, which was the first movie ever to be distributed by Films from the South at Norwegian cinemas. The program also offers classics such as the Ghibli movie Only Yesterday and a selection of anime short films, among these The Animatrix from 2003.
Younger and older children can attend several fun activities for free!
ACTIVITY PROGRAM FOR SATURDAY
1200-1700: Face painting
12.00- 1600: Drop in animation work shop with Bente Aasheim
13.15: Presentation on anime by Rayna Denison (University of East Anglia, UK) on the occasion of the screening of Only Yesterday in Lillebil.
12.00: Norwegian game developers present their newest games:
- Process Games presents Agent vs. Villain
- Hyper Games presents Egggg
- Moondrop presents Degrees of Separation
- Antagonist presents Through the Wood
The activity program on Saturday is free, but a valid movie ticket or festival pass is required.
FREE MOVIE SCREENING IN THE CHILDREN'S MOVIE ROOM ON SATURDAY
In cooperation with Japan Foundation, we offer a free screenings in the children's movie room. The program consists of two featurettes by the masterful Japaneese director Makoto Shinkai: 5 Centimeters per Second and Garden of Words.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 8
16.00: Garden of Words
17.00: 5 Centimeters per Second
18.30: Garden of Words
19.30: 5 Centimeters per Second
INTRODUCTION BY ANIME EXPERT RAYNA DENISON
A notable highlight is the presentation by the English film expert Rayna Denison from the University of East Anglia in Norwich. She will take us through the history of the anime genre - focusing on the Ghibli artist Isao Takahata. Her presentation will function as an audiovisual introduction to Takahata's masterpiece Only Yesterday (screening Saturday October 8. at 13.15 in Lillebil).
INTRODUCTION TO THIS YEAR'S MOVIES AT MANGAPOLIS EPICON
A new accomplishment from Mamoru Hosoda, the director behind the masterpiece Wolf Children. The Boy and the Beast tells the story of a curious friendship between a human boy and a samurai warrior from the animal kingdom. The movie is packed with humour and action. Read the full review and buy tickets HERE.
Only Yesterday is a Studio Ghibli classic by the masterful director Isao Takahata (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Grave of the Fireflies). The movie relates a complex coming of age story following the style of the wonderful animation movies by Hayao Miyazaki. Read the full review and buy tickets HERE.
This classic from the Japanese Studio Ghibli is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and is considered to be a climax in his career. The movie narrates a beautiful coming of age story in an exquisitely designed landscape. While the magic lures beneath the surface in the beginning, it eventually blooms in all it's glory. Read the full review and buy tickets HERE.
Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie is characterized as an animation science fiction movie with elements from action movies and spy thrillers. The movie is based on the manga series from 1989 with the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirov. Read the full review and buy tickets HERE.
This Japanese short film anthology is based on The Matrix, which has already succeded in becoming a cult classic. The Animatrix is not a remake, but nine independent stories produced by the directors behind The Matrix-triology. The Wachowski brothers gathered some of the best anime directors in the world and let them tell a story each. Read the full review and buy tickets HER.
Now that Pokemon is back in demand like never before, what could be more fitting than to re-watch the first film? Whether you have Pokemon Go-mania, or just need a little inspiration to learn all the names and go out to catch your own, this is the perfect movie for you. Read the full review and buy tickets HERE.
The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow takes place in an absurd universe where anything can happen. A satellite can talk, a toilet paper roll can be a mighty wizard, and human beings can be turned into animals if they have their hearts broken. The movie is colourful, playful, and not afraid of being childish when it is required. With a great deal of charm, director and script writer Hyeong-yoon Jang manages to juggle epic action scenes and slapstick comedy. Read the full review and buy tickets HERE.
In Harmony, humanity is 50 years into recovery after our species was brought to the edge of extinction after a nuclear war. Harmony is a beautiful science-fiction-film about how an individual changes according to the society one lives in. Read the full review and buy tickets HERE.
THE MANGAPOLIS PROGRAM AT FILMENS HUS
Please note that some changes have been made in the program for Saturday. Please disregard the schedule in the festival paper and find the correct program below:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 8.
13.00 My neighbour Totoro
18.30 The Animatrix
21.00 The Boy and the Beast
13.15 Only Yesterday (with a 45 minutes introduction by Rayna Denison)
17.00 Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back
19.15 The Satellite Girl and the Milk Cow
21.15 Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie
SUNDAY OCTOBER 9.
14.15 Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back
16.30 The Satellite Girl and the Milk Cow
18.30 Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie
18.00 Only Yesterday
20.30 The Animatrix
Youth Full Festival Ticket: If you're under 25 years old you can buy a Youth Full Festival Ticket for Mangapolis. This ticket is personal and includes one ticket to each of the movie screenings at Filems hus Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of October. Prize: 350 NOK. The Youth Full Festival Ticket is only for sale at the ticket counter at Cinemateket.
The Full Festival Ticket for Films from the South also grants access to the Mangapolis EpiCon-movies. Single tickets are available for purchase online and at the ticket counter at Cinemateket. Access to Mangapolis EpiCon is FREE, but a valid ticket or pass is required to attend the movie screenings.
Buy tickets directly from our Mangapolis EpiCon website HERE.