JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL

PARTICIPATION IN OVERSEAS MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL Exhibition & Screening at international festivals

EL FESTIVAL 2017

In case of Hana & Alice and prize-winning works from the Japan Media Arts Festival was screened at El Festival 2017, the festival of animation, videogames and comics in Cuernavaca, the capital of Morelos State in Mexico.

Screening work

IWAI Shunji

[2015 / Animated feature film / 19th Animation Division Excellence Award]

This is the first feature-length animation from a director widely known for his live-action films. It was conceived immediately after he made the live-action film Hana and Alice (2004), and uses the same cast to tell the prologue to that film: How the characters ARAI Hana and ARISUGAWA Tetsuko (aka Alice) first met. Third-grader Alice transferred to a junior high school and hears a rumor that “Judas was killed by four other Judas in a third-grade classroom” a year ago. Alice gets acquainted with her neighbor, a fellow third-grader Hana who is a recluse living in the so-called Hanayashiki, a place that scares everyone. So begins the adventure of Alice and Hana as they attempt to solve the mystery of the “Judas”, the “world's smallest murder case”. Combining rotoscoping, a technique where the animation is retraced over live-action footage, with a cell shaded 3D computer graphics technique that approaches to the texture of traditional animation made from cells, the film is a comical portrayal of the emotions of young girls living every small moment earnestly with agony and laughter
(1 h. 39 min.)

Date & Time: 2017.9.6.17:15
Venue: CINE MORELOS/ Sala 2
[Award-winning Program 2017]
Date & Time: 2017.9.6.13:00
Venue: CINE MORELOS/ Sala 2

Overview

El Festival is the main event linking Mexican artists and global industries of animation, comics and video games. For six days brings together executives, professionals, students and amateurs from all areas of the audiovisual work.

EL FESTIVAL 2017
Period: 2017.9.5-9.10
Venue: LAS MAÑANITAS CASA NUEVA
FLOR DE MAYO
CINE MORELOS

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