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Anime Season at London BFI Southbank Continues into May

Anime Season at London BFI Southbank Continues into May
Screenings include May 13 screening of Summer Ghost with live director Q&A; also screenings of films by Mamoru Hosoda, Satoshi Kon and Makoto Shinkai

The anime season at London's BFI Southbank (near Waterloo station) will continue through the end of April and into May.

The screenings will include a Friday May 13 screening of the 2021 film Summer Ghost; this will have a live Q&A with the director loundraw. There will also be screenings of films by Mamoru Hosoda, Satoshi Kon and Makoto Shinkai. The full list of screenings is as follows:

Tuesday April 26

8.55 p.m. The Case of Hana & Alice (2015), directed by Shunji Iwai.

Thursday April 28

6.15 p.m. Patlabor: The Movie (1989), directed by Mamoru Oshii.

8.45 p.m. Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993), directed by Mamoru Oshii.

Friday April 29

6 p.m. Spirited Away (2001), directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Saturday April 30

12.30 p.m. When Marnie Was There (2014), directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

5.45 p.m. Liz and the Blue Bird (2018, right), directed by Naoko Yamada.

Sunday May 1

12.10 p.m. Tekkonkinkreet, directed by Michael Arias, pictured left. Repeated on Thursday May 5 at 8.50 p.m.

2.45 p.m. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Repeated on Saturday May 28 at 2.50 p.m.

6 p.m. Tokyo Godfathers, directed by Satoshi Kon. Repeated on Saturday May 23 at 12.30 p.m.

Monday May 2

6.15 p.m. Paprika, directed by Satoshi Kon. Repeated on Friday May 13 at 8.40 p.m.

8.40 p.m. Perfect Blue, directed by Satoshi Kon - standby tickets only for May 2 screening. Repeated on Saturday May 14 at 8.45 p.m.

Tuesday May 3

6 p.m. The Place Promised in Our Early Days, directed by Makoto Shinkai. Repeated on Sunday May 22 at 3 p.m.

8.45 p.m. Double Bill: 5 Centimeters Per Second and The Garden of Words, directed by Makoto Shinkai. The same double-bill is repeated on Saturday May 21 at 5.50 p.m.

Wednesday May 4

2.30 p.m. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Repeated on Tuesday May 31 at 8.45 p.m.

8.55 p.m. Millennium Actress, directed by Satoshi Kon, pictured left. Repeated on Saturday May 7 at 11.50 a.m., plus an IMAX screening on Monday May 23 at 6.15 p.m.

Friday May 6

9 p.m. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa, directed by Seiji Mizushima, pictured right. Repeated on Monday May 9 at 8.40 p.m.

Saturday May 7

8.45 p.m. Summer Wars, directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Repeated on Saturday May 28 at 6 p.m.

Friday May 13

6.30 p.m. Summer Ghost, a 2021 film by the artist laundraw, followed by a live Q&A with laundraw

Saturday May 14

5.40 p.m. Wolf Children, directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Repeated on Saturday May 28 at 8.40 p.m.

Sunday May 15

12 noon Memories, directed by Koji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura and Katsuhiro Otomo. Repeated on Tuesday May 24 at 8.40 p.m.

5.45 p.m. Princess Mononoke, directed by Hayao Miyazaki. There will also be an earlier family-oriented dubbed screening on Monday May 2 at 2.30 p.m.

Monday May 16

8.30 p.m. Castle in the Sky, directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Repeated on Friday May 20 at 8.30 p.m. There will also be family-oriented dubbed screenings on Sunday May 8 at 11.45 a.m. (preceded by a “workshop” event in the BFI foyer from 10.30 a.m.) and on Saturday May 14 at 11.30 p.m.

Thursday May 19

6 p.m. Grave of the Fireflies, directed by Isao Takahata, introduced by Alex Dudok de Wit. Repeated (without introduction) on Friday May 27 at 8.45 p.m.

Sunday May 29

11.40 a.m. The Little Norse Prince, directed by Isao Takahata. A special screening of this 1968 film for younger viewers; it is subtitled, but a live actor will read out the subtitles.

There are also the following screenings at the nearby BFI IMAX cinema.

Sunday May 1

12.30 p.m. your name., directed by Makoto Shinkai. Repeated the same day at 6 p.m.

3.15 p.m. Weathering With You, directed by Makoto Shinkai. Repeated the same day at 8.30 p.m.

Tuesday May 3

2 p.m. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, directed by Isao Takahata. Repeated the same day at 5.30 p.m.

8.30 p.m. Akira, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. Repeated on Monday May 23 at 3 p.m. and again on Monday May 23 at 8.30 p.m.

Monday May 23

6.15 p.m. Millennium Actress, directed by Satoshi Kon