An Annecy International Animated Film Festival has announced the official production selection that will take part in this year’s edition. Shika no Ou (King of the Deer) oh Masashi Ando, Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi (Josee, the Tiger and the fish) oh Kotaru tamura Y. Entotsu Machi no Poupelle (Poupelle of Chimney Town) oh Hysota Yusuke they are competing in the “Feature Film” category. The official site provides the following reports:
- Poupelle of Chimney Town ó HIROTA Yusuke – Japan: “Extremely stunning and original future work from Studio 4 ° C.“.
- King of the Deer ó ANDO Masashi, MIYAJI Masayuki – Japan: “The latest production from the studio IG Production, a film that fans of animation are eagerly awaiting. It is a complex, extensive and ambitious job. Among others, Masashi Ando knows that he worked alongside Hayao Miyazaki and Satoshi Kon.“.
- Josee, The Tiger and the Fish ó TAMURA Kotaro – Japan: “Juicy romantic comedy produced by Bones and proud of its place at the Festival's opening session“.
In addition to the traditional “Feature Film” category, the event added a “Contrechamp” category, replacing the “Out of Competition” category, in 2019. Films in the “Contrechamp” category still compete, but this part of the «most unique feature films, as well as those that create the greatest challenges for the audience».
The anime produced by SARU Science Y. Masaaki Yuasa, Japanese nipples: 2020 competing in the “Television Movies” category. The anime was also selected to compete in the same category last year. Founded in 1960, Annecy is the largest and oldest animated film festival in the world. This year's event will take place June 14-19 in the French city of the same name, and will celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the event.
Summary of Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi
A youth-themed romance drama, the story focuses on Tsuneo, a college student and dreamer Josee, who lives her life trapped in a wheelchair. Josee, named after the heroine “Wonderful Clouds“ with Françoise Sagan, she spends most of her days reading and painting until, by chance, she enters Tsuneo and decides it's time to face the real world.
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