Shunji Iwai’s anime feature film The Case of Hana and Alice will be screened in
London on February 27th during the Asia House Film Festival 2016. The venue it will be screened at is the Regent Street Cinema, which is located near Oxford Circus, The film will be preceded by a short and both will be shown from 15:00 and expected to finish at 17:00.
I wrote a preview about this film in December 2014 and I’m still excited by it since it is the prequel movie to Shunji Iwai’s wonderful 2004 coming-of-age film Hana & Alice which was the break-out title for two totally talented actors Yu Aoi (Megumi in Rurouni Kenshin, and Tanyu in Mushi-shi) and Anne Suzuki who respectively starred as Alice and Hana, two school girls in an intense friendship who both experience love for the first time. Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken tells the story of how the girls first met and it is apparently through the world’s smallest murder case.