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Film Info
Light of the River

Film Information

Exhibition Title Light of the River
Original Title Kawa no hikari
English Title Light of the River
Director Tetsuo Hirakawa
Year 2009
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 75'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Takao Yoshioka
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Satoshi Komachi, Masanobu Hase,
  • Koji Ikeda, Tsuyoshi Ono
  • Edición / Editing: Masao Nakagawa
  • Producción / Producer: Atsuko Kashiwagi, Atsuya Hirooka, Masayuki Anzai
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: NHK
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Anime that seeks to raise environmental awareness in kids has become a genre on its own. On these ground, Light of the River is an especially moving example. Tarta and Chichi are two mice that lead a pleasant life along with their father by the river bend, until a construction project ends with their heavenly existence and forces them too flee with no clear destination and search for a new home. Along the way they will face all kinds of hazards and adventures, and they will meet new friends who will help them in the most complicated moments. Tetsuo Hirakawa worked in the prestigious Madhouse studios (Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D, Trigon…) and his opera prima is a touching psalm to tolerance, solidarity, and love for nature, which calmly follows the light of sentimental anime pieces like those made by master Isao Takahata (Marco, Heidi, and Grave of Fireflies).

Suggested for kids over 4 years


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