Studio Ghibli’s new work ‘Kimi-tachi ikiru ka’ will be selected as the opening film for the Toronto International Film Festival First Japanese film and the world’s first animation work.

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Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki’s first feature film in 10 years, “How Do You Live?”, released on the 14th, will be the opening screening of the 48th Toronto International Film Festival. Decided.

“How do you live?” was selected as the opening screening at a historic film festival, as the “first Japanese movie” and the “world’s first” animation work—rice field.

The Toronto International Film Festival is held annually in Canada’s largest city. It is known as an essential film festival that predicts the future direction of the award race, as the films that have won awards at this film festival have achieved remarkable achievements at other major film festivals, including the Academy Awards. It is also called the “Academy Awards Prelude.”

In 2002, “Spirited Away” was exhibited at the 27th Toronto International Film Festival and won the Best Animated Feature Film at the 75th Academy Awards the following year.

Cameron Bailey, CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival, said, “It is an honor to open the 48th Toronto International Film Festival with the work of one of the greatest film artists.

Hayao Miyazaki’s new work, hailed as a masterpiece, begins with a simple story of loss and love and is sublimated into a work of astounding imagination. I look forward to seeing audiences in Toronto encounter this mysterious work. We promise you a one-of-a-kind, innovative experience.”

The 48th Toronto International Film Festival will be held for 11 days from September 7 to September 17 (local time), and the opening film will be screened at Roy Thompson Hall (Roy Thompson Hall).

The main character is voiced by Souma Yamatoki, along with Masaki Suda, Kou Shibasaki, Aimyon, Yoshino Kimura, Takuya Kimura (special appearance), Keiko Takeshita, Jun Fubuki, Sawako Agawa, Karen Takizawa, and Shinobu Otake. The theme song is Kenshi Yonezu’s “Terugui,” and the music is by Joe Hisaishi.

Director Miyazaki declared his retirement from feature-length animation after releasing his previous work, The Wind Rises (released on July 20, 2013). However, he withdrew his retirement after planning the same job about seven years ago. Hayao Miyazaki is in charge of the “original work, screenplay, and direction,” the title is borrowed from Genzaburo Yoshino’s book “How do you live?”

Within four days of its release, it surpassed the box office revenue of the first four days of the same director’s work, “Spirited Away,” released in 2001, attracting 1.35 million spectators and exceeding 2.14 billion yen in box office revenue. It has become a hit work with 2.61 million audiences and box office income exceeding 4.01 billion yen in 13 days until July 26th.
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