The Film Art magazine (Iskusstvo Kino)
and the Japan Foundation Department of Culture present Japanese Animation Festival. Japanese animation, or anime
, is a one-of-a-kind art form with amazing traditions and longstanding creative heritage.
The program includes several outstanding works that glorified Japanese animation all around the world and strengthened in the western public mind the interest in the exotic anime. A screen version of the first manga translated into English (Barefoot Gen), an experimental art house film (Mind Game), a founder of monumental genre of school romance (5 centimeters per second), Satoshi Kona's films, markIng a milestone in the industry. All these pictures are favored by the audience, critics and filmmakers and cover a period from the grand 80s til the dramatic 2000s. We invite you on an express trip through the latest history of hand-drawn Japan.Films will be shown in the original language with Russian subtitles.