March 22 marks the American debut of a new film from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, From Up on Poppy Hill, which is one of three new films being released in 2013 from the animation studio responsible for visionary worlds, such as those in Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service. The head of the studio, Hayao Miyazaki has produced a film about Zero Fighters from World War II, The Wind Rises, which is set for a summer 2013 release. The second was directed by Isao Takahata, called The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Stay tuned – not much else has been released about either film, yet.
The film will be at the Landmark this weekend. Click here for tickets.
But, you can get your fix starting March 22 by watching From Up on Poppy Hill , which has been directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Goro. Inevitably, the work of the son will be compared to his master father’s oeuvre but for fans of anime, the latest film promises another strong female lead and the serene glimpse of Japan’s post-war life.