Summary Kotatsu Festival Bangor 2022
Mon 31st Oct
2:00 Pompo the Cinephile (12A)
Tue 1st Nov
2:00 Eternal 831 (TBC)
Wed 2nd Nov
2:00 Inu-OH (15)
Thu 3rd Nov
2:00 Junk Head (12A)
Fri 4th Nov
2:00 Over the Sky (PG)
Sat 5th Nov
11:00 Living in a World Without Magic (short) (advPG)
+ Fortune Favours Lady Nikuko (PG)
2:00 Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (12A)
Unless otherwise stated, all films are in Japanese with English subtitles.
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Mon 31st October 2022
14:00 Pompo the Cinephile
Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in Nyallywood, the movie-making capital of the world. One day she tells her apprehensive assistant Gene that he will direct her next script: a delicate drama about a tormented artistic genius, starring the legendary brooding actor Martin Braddock, and a young actress seeking her first break. But when the production heads towards chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge, and succeed as a first-time director?
Japan | 2021 | 94’ | 12A | Takayuki Hirao | Japanese with English subtitles | Trailer
Tue 1st November 2022
14:00 Eternal 831
In the present day, the world is in turmoil due to an unprecedented disaster. A young man living in Tokyo, Suzushiro, has a secret he cannot tell anyone. That secret is that he can stop the time around him and one day, he meets a girl named Nazuna who has the same power. When he learns that she is being used in a crime, he impulsively reaches out to help her.
Japan | 2021 | 105’ | TBC | Kenji Kamiyama | Japanese with English subtitles | Trailer
Wed 2nd November 2022
A rock opera about a 14th-century superstar whose dance moves take Japan by storm. Born to an esteemed family, Inu-oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become business partners and inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts. A bombastic vision from visionary director Masaaki Yuasa, hailed as “one of the most creatively unbridled minds in all of modern animation”.
Japan | 2021 | 98’ | 15 | Masaaki Yuasa | Japanese with English subtitles | F-Rated | Trailer
Thu 3rd November 2022
14:00 Junk Head
In an underground world the clones that man created have formed their own society and other creatures have sprouted up around them. An incredibly imaginative and surreal stop-motion animation, created almost entirely by Takahide Hori, with steampunk.
Japan | 2021 | 101’ | 12A | Takahide Hori | Japanese with English subtitles | Trailer
Fri 4th November 2022
14:00 Over the Sky
Mio has long had feelings for her childhood friend Shin, but has never acted on them. One day, after a silly fight she goes to make peace and is involved in a traffic accident. When she awakes she is in a mysterious and unfamiliar world.
Japan | 2020 | 95’ | PG | Yoshinobu Sena | Japanese with English subtitles | Trailer
Sat 5th November 2022
11:00 Living in a World Without Magic (short) + Fortune Favours Lady Nikuko
Living in a World Without Magic
In this music video by philo we find a story that connects the present with a world that certainly existed, a world with witches and magic. This is her university graduation work, created to show on YouTube as the first creation of creator team Euluca Lab. Includes trailer and full animation.
Japan | 2022 | 7’ | advPG | Akiwashi | F-Rated
Fortune Favours Lady Nikuko
Brash single mother Nikuko is well-known for her bold spirit, much to the embarrassment of Kikuko, her pensive yet imaginative daughter. In contrast to her mother, Kikuko wants nothing more than to fit in as she navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school. Life in the harbour is peaceful until a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair’s tender relationship.
Japan | 2021 | 97’ | PG | Ayumu Watanabe | Japanese with English subtitles | F-Rated | Trailer
14:00 Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
Namekian Piccolo is hanging out on Earth helping Gohan train his daughter Pan in the fine art of power ups and warcraft, but the school is interrupted by the arrival of an android warriors Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 sent by the Red Ribbon Army. Taking a new approach to Dragon Ball, this is a digitally animated update with fresh villains and a focus on the Goku’s legacy.
Japan | 2022 | 100’ | 12A | Tetsuro Kodama | Japanese with English subtitles | Trailer