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5 Centimeters Per Second

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Young love, missed connections, and unrequited feelings collide in this rarely screened early romance from Makoto Shinkai, the visionary director of global box office hits Suzume, Weathering With You and Your Name. Told in three vignettes, 5 Centimeters per Second: A Chain of Short Stories About Their Distance, explores the joys and heartache of falling in love set against the backdrop of the breathtaking visuals that define Shinkai’s work.

Takaki yearns to spill his heart out for childhood crush Akari, but their families move away before any feelings can fully blossom. They stay in touch, but eventually drift apart with school and new friends to distract them. As the seasons pass, Takaki navigates his relationships while haunted by all the things he left unsaid with Akari, his first love.

Sensitive and achingly beautiful tale of youthful love, loss and longing.

Seattle Times

Shinkai has been hailed as the next Miyazaki, and his dreamy mindscapes often equal or surpass the anime maestro in breadth of detail and depth of emotion. Shinkai extends the innate possibilities of the anime dynamic, reapplying its principles of lush effects, inflated background detail and sometimes undernourished character animation to mirror the interiority of the characters in every nuance of their surroundings.

Ronnie Scheib, Variety

 

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Director

Makoto Shinkai

Credits
Country of Origin

Japan

Year

2007

Language

In Japanese with English subtitles

Awards

Best Animated Feature Film, Asia Pacific Screen Awards

G

Open to youth!

63 min

Book Tickets

Monday April 15

5:00 pm
Hearing Assistance Subtitles U18 May Attend
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Credits

Screenwriter

Makoto Shinkai

Cinematography

Makoto Shinkai

Editor

Makoto Shinkai

Original Music

Tenmon

Art Director

Makoto Shinkai

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