The famous animated film Napping Princess is being released. High-concept anime of unsurpassed Japanese director Kenji Kamiyama masterfully weaves surrealism and reality. The story of the creator of Ghost in the Shell will be shown from August 29 to September 4 in the framework of the project Listapad. Collection.
The dreamer Kokone loves to sleep. Wherever she falls asleep, at home or at school, she always has the same dream. The action takes place in a Kingdom similar to her hometown, and the Princess Enshen, who possesses the touch of magic, is as similar to Kokone as two peas. Heroine feels that fantastic dreams are somehow connected with her life. One day this guess will be confirmed…
Napping Princess is an award-winning film at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Since its premiere in 2017, the anime has been on the long list of the 90th Academy Amards, and has been a nominee for the Japan Academy Film Prize and the Annie Award. The animated film also took part in the International Fantastic Film Festival in Yubari, Film Festivals in the United States and Australia.
Japanese screenwriter, director, actor and art director Kenji Kamiyama became widely known for his work Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Japanese anime series based on the manga of the same name. In the anime Napping Princess Kenji Kamiyama covers the sensitive for Japan subject of machine-centricity.
“Kenji Kamiyama tells us a complex tale without resorting to dull explanations… the inventive and imaginative Napping Princess confirms him as one of the most interesting writer-directors in Japanese animation,” the Los Angeles Times wrote about the film. “In the kingdom of sleep, all citizens are busy around the clock in the automotive industry and almost turn themselves into robots, and how hits the director of the film, it is possible that a similar situation will soon develop in the real world,” The City sums up.
You can watch Napping Princess at the Centralny cinema from August 29 to September 4 and at VOKA CINEMA by Silver Screen from August 29 to September 11.