In a fitting tribute to the multi-award-winning visionary animator and director Makoto Shinkai, PVRINOX Pictures is set to host the highly anticipated Shinkai Festival on May 19th across India. The event comes on the heels of Shinkai’s visit to India last month and aims to cater to the rising demand of anime enthusiasts in the country.
The festival will feature five of Shinkai’s most captivating masterpieces, promising a unique cinematic journey through enchanting worlds. The selected films, including “Your Name”, “Weathering With You”, “Children Who Chase Lost Voices”, “5 Centimeters Per Second”, and “Suzume”, will explore various themes of love, sacrifice, human spirit, and fantasy, taking the audience on a magical voyage.
Anime, a distinctive Japanese animation style known for its storytelling and visually striking creativity, has seen a significant rise in popularity in India, captivating audiences across all ages. PVRINOX Pictures has been at the forefront of celebrating this scintillating genre.
Kamal Gianchandani, CEO – PVRINOX Pictures, commented on the upcoming festival, “India’s evolving relationship with Anime showcases the power of cross-cultural exchange, as it continues to captivate and inspire a new generation of viewers in the country. We are thrilled to showcase and pay homage to one of the most brilliant Anime directors and his treasured films. We look forward to celebrating this beloved genre and cater to the ever-enthused moviegoers with unforgettable moments on the big screen.”
We are excited to announce the Makoto Shinkai Film Festival in collaboration with @JFF_India, @JFNewDelhi and @CWF_EN!— PVR INOX Pictures (@PicturesPVR) May 6, 2023
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The Makoto Shinkai Film Festival will play across 100+ screens PAN India starting this Friday. The five selected films will be showcased at multiplex chains of PVR-Inox and Cinepolis on a daily basis for the whole week, making it an event of grand proportions.
The festival will take place in multiple cities across India, including Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Gandhinagar, ALLAHABAD, DEHRADUN, DELHI, KANPUR, LUCKNOW, NOIDA, AMRITSAR, CHANDIGARH, Faridabad, GURGAON, JALANDHAR, LUDHIANA, MOHALI, BANGALORE, MYSORE, MANGALORE, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Vizag, Aurangabad, Royapettah, Anna Nagar, ECR, Velachery, OMR, Coimbatore, Kochi, Trivandrum, Calicut, KOTA, Jaipur, Udaipur, NAGPUR, RAIPUR, Indore, GWALIOR, Kolkata, PATNA, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, ROURKELA, and Guwahati.
Anime enthusiasts across the country are eagerly awaiting the Shinkai Festival, ready to experience the enchanting worlds of Makoto Shinkai on the big screen.
Source – Press Release