Giovanni’s Island - Japanese Anime Film

8th Annual Austin Asian American Film Festival returns Nov. 12 – 15

The Austin Asian American Film Festival will present Japanese Anime Film, Giovanni's Island  (ジョバンニの島, Jobanni no Shima) .

When: SUN Nov 15, 11:00AM

Where:  The Marchesa Hall & Theatre

Official Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkNVf4WGHts

At the end of World War II, the small Japanese island of Shikotan became a part of the Sakhalin Oblast, a federal subject of Russia. GIOVANNI’S ISLAND follows two young boys, Junpei and Kanta, as they befriend the Russian girl whose family takes over their house.

Like Grave of the Fireflies, GIOVANNI’S ISLAND is a beautiful, heartbreaking drama about two kids who are forced to grow up too soon a midst war and conflict beyond their control. With an exquisite animation style and moving storyline, director Mizuho Nishikubo has crafted a rich, emotional experience that earns GIOVANNI’S ISLAND a place amongst the greatest war dramas, animated or otherwise.

2014 Annecy International Animation Film Festival Jury Distinction
2014 Fantasia Fest  Montreal) Satoshi Kon Award for Achievement in Animation

For more details, visit  http://aaafilmfest.com/Giovannis-Island/ 

For the 2015 full lineup,  vist  http://aaafilmfest.com/

 

 

 

 

November 15th, 2015 11:00 AM   through   1:00 PM
Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd. Austin TX 78752