DAY 7 – 13 Sept (Friday) – Movies at 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM
Japan | 2018 | 1h 40m | Anime |Drama,fantasy | Dir: Mamoru Hosoda
Synopsis: When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off and stumbles upon a magical garden that is a time-travelling gateway. Here he meets his sister Mirai – as a teenager. Together, Kun and Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. The epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda’s career, MIRAI is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.
Awards: Annie Award (2019) for Best Animated Feature; Japan Academy Prize (2019) for Animation of the Year
IN THE AISLES (In den Gängen)
Germany | 2018 | 2h 6m | Tragicomedy | Dir: Thomas Stuber
Synopsis: After the shy and reclusive Christian loses his job, he starts to work for a wholesale market. Bruno from the beverage aisle takes him under his wing and quickly becomes a fatherly friend to him, teaching him how to operate the fork lift. In the aisles he meets “Sweets”- Marion. He is instantly smitten by her mysterious charm. The coffee machine becomes their regular meeting point. But Marion is married and Christian’s feelings for her seem to remain unrequited, especially when Marion does not return to work one day. Christian slowly becomes a member of the wholesale market family and his days of driving fork lifts and stacking shelves mean much more to him than meets the eye.
Award: German Film Award for Best Leading Actor