Last year, the Asian Summer Film Festival in Vic launched a new publishing adventure with the cinematography essay about Asian Westerns, Wild Wild East. This year the road continues with two new books that will be presented on Wednesday 13th of July from 6 pm at the Joan Triadú Library.
Kaijû! Quadern de camp offers a new approach to the legendary cinema of Japanese monsters. Not only it focuses in films and directors but also in the main stars: the beasts. It’s been written by Eduard Terrades, illustrated by Carles Gañarul and coordinated by Domingo López. They all have created extensive fact sheets about the life and world of ten monsters. Very detailed illustrations explain their physical particularities and there are also film analysis and articles about this film genre. It has counted with the collaboration of several Asian Film specialists and it contains a wide selection of photos and classic film posters.
For the youngest ones, the Asian Summer Film Festival will publish a children’s book with stories that explain the origin of the icon of our festival: the Maneki-neko aka the Lucky Cat. Maneki means “you are welcome” and Neko means “cat”, “the cat that invites you to come in”. Where does it come from? What’s the origin of this kind and welcoming Maneki-neko? The book, Les aventures de Maneki-neko written by Robert Jové and illustrated by Jaume Salés, explains it all.
Para los pequeños de la casa, el Festival Nits publicará un libro infantil donde se relata e ilustra una de las muchas leyendas que explica el origen del icono de nuestro certamen: el Maneki-neko o gato de la suerte. Maneki significa ‘sed bienvenidos’ y Neko significa ‘gato’. “El gato que invita a entrar”. De dónde viene este símbolo? ¿Cuál es el origen del generoso y hospitalario Maneki-neko? El cuento Las aventuras de Maneki-neko (enlace a página actividades-Maneki), escrito por Robert Jové e ilustrado por Jaume Salés, nos lo desvelará.