JICC, Embassy of Japan
June 26th, 2015
JICC, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th St, NW Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036

Animezing Series
Presented by the JICC, Embassy of Japan

Giovanni's Island

Friday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. 

The critically-acclaimed film from Production I.G., the studio that brought you A Letter to Momo and Ghost in the Shell

On August 15th, they told us we had lost the war.

At that time, we did not really understand.

Then one day, everything changed.

Many soldiers, wearing uniforms we had never seen before, arrived on the island.

That was the day I met Tanya.

1945. Junpei and his little brother Kanta are two children who live with their father Tatsuo on a tiny island off the northernmost shores of Japan, and which has remained virtually untouched by the raging war. As Japan surrenders on August 15th, everybody is expecting American troops to land anytime. But it is the Red Army which arrives instead, because the island has now become Soviet Union territory. And for the Japanese community, a new life with the Soviet citizens who have moved onto the island begins... Based on true events. 

Winner of: Best Animated Film in the 69th Mainichi Film Awards; Excellence Prizes in the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival and the 38th Japan Academy Prize; Jury Awards at the 38th Annecy Animation Film Festival, the 5th Scotland Loves Animation, the 31st Chicago International Children's Film Festival, and many other prizes and distinctions.

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This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us at jicc@ws.mofa.go.jpin the event of cancellation. 

Doors open at 6:00 pm. No admission or re-entry after 7:00 pm.
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