Director Naoko Yamada will be making a rare appearance outside of Japan to discuss her latest film A Silent Voice after a screening to be held by Anime Limited. Occurring at the Glasgow Film Festival Thursday 23rd February, Yamada (whose credits include K-On! and Tamako Market) will discuss with noted anime historian Jonathan Clements the film and her career. Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge comments “We are extremely privileged and excited to be able to bring a director of such vision as Ms Yamada to the Glasgow Film Festival alongside the GFF. It’s a great opportunity to see one of the top anime films of 2016 in the cinema with the director and an excellent chance to ask questions about this touching and sensitive film. It reallyis not to be missed, and I am personally looking forward to it.”
The film’s story concerns Shoya Ishiyida, a young man who earlier in his life bullied deaf classmate Shoko Nishimiya. Racked by guilt years later, he sets out to atone for his past misdeeds to her.
The Glasgow Film Festival runs from 15th-26th February, showing a range of titles. Further details on the A Silent Voice screening can be found here.