Our notorious all-nighters kick off AT 10.30pm in the bar WITH DJS, THE MANGAWALL AND BLIZZARD GAMES. EVERY All-nighter ticketholder getS a packed goody bag, festival chocolates and other treats including MAD DOG ENERGY LEMONADE!
NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND
Japan, 1984. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki From one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation, and the creator of the Oscar-winning Spirited Away comes Hayao Miyazaki's epic ecological masterpiece! A thousand years after a global war, a seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of only a few areas still populated. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaa, the people of the Valley are engaged in a constant struggle with powerful insects called Ohmu, who guard a poisonous jungle that is spreading across the Earth. Nausicaa and her brave companions, together with the people of the Valley, strive to restore the bond between humanity and the Earth... Hayao Miyazaki gained widespread attention in Japan for his complex ecological manga series, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, which he adapted for the screen two years later. Miyazaki began to explore elements he would develop more fully in his later films: daring, compassionate heroines; exciting flying sequences; colourful side characters; strong interpersonal relationships; and a call for an ecologically sustainable way of life.
THE CAT RETURNS
Japan, 2002. Directed by Hiroyuki Morita. Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King rewards her good deed with a flurry of presents, including a very shocking proposal of marriage to his son! Haru embarks on an unexpected journey to the Kingdom of Cats where her eyes are opened to a whole other world and her destiny is uncertain. To change her fate, she'll need to learn to believe in herself and appreciate her everyday life...
EDEN OF THE EAST (Japan 2010, 11 x 24mins)
Japan, 2010. Directed by Kenji Kamiyama On November 22nd, 2010, ten missiles strike Japan. Known as "Careless Monday," this attack does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon forgotten by almost everyone. Then, three months later... Saki Morimi, a young woman currently in Washington D.C. on her graduation trip, is saved by a mysterious man, who has lost his memory, and has nothing except for a gun and a phone with 8.2 BILLION yen in digital cash. See the entire series on the big screen. That’s right, all 11 episodes in Hi-Def on the big screen. Forget what you may have seen on a laptop or TV, come and experience this on 4K digital.