Come early for a pop-up shop from Kinokuniya Bookstore on Jan 18!
Please note that all AFS Cinema screenings of WEATHERING FOR YOU are subtitled.
The highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit YOUR NAME. The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…
“Much like Shinkai’s YOUR NAME, the fantasy component builds into a truly delightful and incisive story about the connections between us all. Yet he doesn’t flinch from bitter truths and tough social realities. More importantly, it’s a very subtle and heartfelt warning that there’s no such thing as an inexhaustible resource – neither the elements of earth and sky, nor the resilience of the human heart.” – Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle (AC Pick Of The Week)
“As irresistibly romantic as it is awe-inspiringly gorgeous.” – Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap
“Perhaps more than any other filmmaker working in the field today, Shinkai understands that beauty can be addictive, and he makes sure to keep his audience dosed up.” – Robbie Colin, Daily Telegraph (UK)