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LIAF: ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND

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  • Thu 5 Dec
  • 68 minutes
  • Director: Kenji Iwaisawa
  • Japan (2019)

Synopsis

THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL


The London International Animation Festival (LIAF 2019) returns for its 16th year with a mammoth 10-day (November 29 – December 8) celebratory feast of forums, screentalks and screenings of over 250 of the best, most innovative and entertaining recent, historical and retrospective independent animated shorts and features from around the world. The Rio is delighted to be again part of the LIAF with showings of two exciting and brilliantly original animated features. For full Festival details please check out the website at www.liaf.org.uk


ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND   European Premiere

Winner Best Feature Film At The Ottawa International Animation Festival, ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND is a wildly original, trailblazing anime based on the Manga by Hiroyuki Ohashi, the film’s animation technique evolves as the story does, culminating in a rock ‘n’ roll spectacle for the ears and the eyes.


A summer day. Three outsider high school students who haven’t touched an instrument in their lives decide to form a band to express their teenage angst and impress girls. Does it matter that Kenji and his friends have never played an instrument before? Of course not – he’s got a guitar at home and his friends have a bass and drums so in the true spirit of punk, with blind confidence and absolutely minimal effort they start to make friends and influence people.


Director’s Biography:

Kenji Iwaisawa (born1981) originally studied feature film production with the director Teruo Ishii, before moving onto animation. ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND, his first feature, has taken 7 years to reach completion and will be released theatrically in Japan in 2020.


This film will be preceded by Kenji Iwaisawa’s first short film from 2008 - FUKURAI-CHO, TUNNEL ALLEY MAN.