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5 Centimeters Per Second | 秒速5センチメートル | Animated film screening

October 25
Embassy of Japan | Free | 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Set in three ‘episodes’ back to back, Makoto Shinkai (director of the critically acclaimed Your Name.) explores issues revolving around love and time.

Films at the Japanese Embassy are FREE, but prior registration is essential. If you do not RSVP, you cannot gain entry to the embassy. We need to know the names of you and your guests, and as such you can only order one ticket on Eventbrite. Multiple tickets can be ordered here .

Directed by Makoto Shinkai / 2007 / 63 mins (Japanese language with English subtitles)


Full Synopsis

Takaki and Akari become best friends at elementary school, but they are separated as her family has to move away from the area. After a year apart, Takaki, now a junior high school student, decides to see Akari again. As he sits in the train travelling from Tokyo to Tochigi prefecture, memories of the past rush through his mind.

This animation film consists of three interconnected tales, Cherry Blossom Story, Cosmonaut and 5 Centimeters Per Second, which chronicle the love and lost innocence that span the minutes and months of their lives. The title, 5 Centimeters Per Second, refers to the speed at which cherry blossoms fall from the trees, reminiscent of the slowness of life and of how people often start out together but gradually drift into their separate ways. The director, Makoto Shinkai, has been acclaimed for his recent film ‘Your Name.’ which is now a worldwide hit.

Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 18:30



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