To coincide with the Kuniyoshi exhibition, Curzon will be presenting a selection of the best anime films, each followed by a discussion with experts on the genre. A selection of Kuniyoshi prints will also be gracing the Curzon Soho bar.
Sunday 15 March 2pm
Directors: Masahiro Andô, Japan | 2007 | 102 mins
Kotaro and his dog befriend a nameless Samurai, whose friendship is tested when they come into battle with a fearsome Ming warrior. Submitted for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars 2009.
Sunday 22 March 2pm
Director: Mamoru Oshii, Japan | 2004 | 100 mins
2032: Earth is a world where the few remaining humans coexist with artificial replicants, cyborgs and robots. A cyborg detective and his partner investigate the case of a malfunctioning female sex droid that has murdered its owner.
"One of the most beautiful films you’ll ever see." - Jonathan Ross
Sunday 12 April 2pm
Directors: Keiichi Sugiyama, Japan | 2006 | 94 mins
The young Agito and Toola delve into their souls and the past to solve the rising conflict between mankind and the forest.
"The most impressive-looking anime movie to come out since Steamboy" - Anime News Network
Sunday 26 April 2pm
Directors: Fumihiko Sori, Japan | 2008 | 120 mins
From Fumihiko Sori, the acclaimed director of Ping Pong and Vexille, comes the epic tale of Ichi, a blind woman who roams the countryside playing her shamisen. Whilst she wards off attacking villains, her exceptional sword skills are revealed.
"The best looking film (...) ever based on the Zatoichi mythos." - Twitch
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