Summer Wars (Sama uozu)

  • Dir: Mamoru Hosoda

  • Japan, 2009, 115min, DCP

Voice Cast: Kamiki Ryunosuke, Sakuraba Nanami, Tanimura Mitsuki, Fuji Sumiko

Getting a “summer job” from his secret crush Natsuki to come to her family’s ancestral home, math genius Kenji unexpectedly becomes a prime suspect in a criminal hack that turns the digital network “Oz” and the real world into chaos. To save the world from destruction, Kenji must join hands with Natsuki’s family to launch a war against a rogue AI. More than extravagant animation of the virtual reality that is over-the-top eccentric and whimsical, emotional nuances of family ties are the true magic spells of Hosoda’s first original anime.

2009 Locarno International Film Festival, In Competition
2010 Japan Academy Film Prize, Best Animation Film

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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