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Gisaburo Sugii | 2012 | O.V. French | Japan | 106min | color

Synopsis :

6 years old +

Set in the 1920s, The Life of Budori Gusuko is the story of a young cat who lives peacefully with his parents and little sister Neri. Peacefully, that is, until the arrival of an eternal winter and Neri’s untimely kidnapping. Are the two events related? Budori is determined to endure any hardship to find his sister. His adventures lead him to the futuristic city of Ihatove and its volcano research centre run by the eccentric doctor Kubo. Working together, can they end the weather catastrophes threatening the world?

Budori Gusuko is the long-awaited new production from Tezuka studios, best known for Astro Boy. Director Gisaburo Sugii, one of the most prominent in anime, returns to celebrated Japanese poet and author Kenji Miyazawa for inspiration, just as he did 27 years ago with night on the Galactic railroad. The art design is a breathtaking blend of Miyazaki naturalist fantasy and Jules Verne retro-futurism. A social and ecological fable that takes a provocative look at social conscience and the nature of sacrifice, The Life of Budori Gusuko is a feast for the eyes and the soul.

Sunday October 13th, special screening with live dubbing : Alexis Lefebvre, comedian and Annie St-Pierre, director, will play the parts on stage with the film !