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Giovanni’s Island

Director: Mizuho Nishikubo

Japan, 2014, Animation/Drama, 102 mins,English subtitles


Brothers Kanta and Junpei live happily on the island of Shikotan until the end of the Second World War when the island’s borders are altered. Russian occupation begins and with the new occupants comes Tanya, daughter of the Russian commander. Inspired by reallife events, this new anime is a beautiful depiction of a childhood friendship overcoming the obstacles of language, culture and history.

Suitable for 5th and 6th class

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Also showing at:
Blanchardstown, Draíocht Arts Centre May 5
Draíocht Arts Centre on 01 885 2622

Screening as part of the 2015 Spring/Summer IFI Schools Programme.

Download the programme here.

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