Movistar+ and the Asian Summer Film Festival (July 17th to 22nd) are joining forces again to present two masterpieces of contemporary Asian cinema at the Sessions Movistar+: Monster Hunt 2 (Raman Hui, 2018) and Mai Mai Miracle (Sunao Katabuchi, 2009). They also give festival lovers the opportunity to watch again the first instalment of Monster Hunt (Raman Hui, 2015).
The long expected production from China and Hong Kong, Montser Hunt 2, competes in the official section and will be seen on July 19 (10:00 pm) at the venue Bassa dels Hermanos, in the evening programme dedicated to China.
Tianyin, try to carry on with their careers as monster hunters to join the Department of Hunting-Montsers. After 'Monster Hunt’s big success, the little and captivating Wuba comes back with a new adventure. Like it is said in these cases, it is even greater, more spectacular, more fun and with Tony Leung at his best.
The awarded animation Japanese film Mai Mai Miracle will be screened at the family sessions on Wednesday July 18 (10:00 am) at the Cinema Vigatà.
Japan, 1955. Shinko, a teenager lets her imagination run to dive into her ancestors’ lives and to every corner of their tiny village. A new girl at school will enrich this magical trip to the past. The director of ‘In This Corner of the World’, screened last year at the festival, shows everything he learnt next to Miyazaki in this moving tale about children and the imagination as a liberating force.
The Sessions Movistar+ start with the film Monster Hunt long before the Asian Summer Film Festival com- mences; it will be on July 1 (9.00 pm) at the Centre Cívic Can Pau Raba, as one of the Asia related activities organised by Vic City Council. Monster Hunt seduced the festival’s audience on its screening in 2016, because its mixture of real image and animation;; the work was created by the same team as Shrek and the quality of this Chinese film full of adventures and fantasy.
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