East Side Stories

Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth

31 January to 27 March 2014

Belfast
Bristol
Dundee
Edinburgh

London
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nottingham
Sheffield

Colorful
(カラフル / Karafuru)

A dejected spirit is given a second chance at life when he is placed in the body of 14-year-old boy Makoto, who has been experiencing a difficult time at home and at school. Keiichi Hara’s aptly-named anime feature film is a sincere exploration into the lives and minds of early teens in contemporary Japan.

直木賞受賞作家である森絵都の児童小説を原作とする、「クレヨンしんちゃん」シリーズや「河童のクゥと夏休み」の原恵一監督が手掛けたアニメ映画。もう死んでしまったはずなのに、天使によって「抽選に当たった」ことを告げられた主人公。自殺した中学3年生の生まれ変わりとなってもう一度人生をやり直し、少年を死に至らせた環境を少しずつ変えていこうとする。

Director Keiichi Hara will be present at the following screenings:

ICA, London – 31 January 2014, 7.00pm
Watershed, Bristol – 1 February 2014, 1.00pm
ICA, London – 4 February 2014, 6.10pm

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Director: Keiichi Hara
(voices) Kumiko Aso, Keiji Fujiwara, Jingi Irie, Akina Minami, Aoi Miyazaki.
2010/126min/English subtitles

Image © 2010 Eto Mori / Fuji Television Network, Inc. / Sunrise Inc. / Dentsu Inc. / Aniplex Inc. / Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. / Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Showing at:

Watershed
14 February 2001

Queen's Film Theatre
14 March 2002

ICA
14 February–14 January 2031

Filmhouse
14 March 2007

Showroom Cinema
14 March 2008

Tyneside Cinema
14 February 2016

Dundee Contemporary Arts
14 March 2016

Broadway
14 March 2023