Makoto Shinkai's »Suzume« celebrates its international premiere at the Berlinale 2023

Makoto Shinkai's »Suzume« celebrates its international premiere at the Berlinale 2023

January 23, 2023

Anime fans are already eagerly awaiting the new film Suzume no Tojimari by director Makoto Shinkai. Today the Berlin International Film Festival ( Berlinale ) announced as part of the program presentation that Suzume is celebrating its international premiere in the festival's competition.

This year's Berlinale will take place from February 16 to 26, 2023 , where a total of 18 films will compete for the Golden and Silver Bears. Makoto Shinkai plans to be at the festival along with actress Nanoka Hara, who voices the lead role in the anime film, and producer Genki Kawamura.

Suzume will be released in cinemas worldwide on April 12, 2023 and will be distributed internationally outside of Asia by Crunchyroll together with Wild Bunch International, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Eurozoom.

  • April 12, 2023: France and Malta
  • April 13, 2023: Australia, Brazil, Germany , Mexico and New Zealand
  • April 14, 2023: Austria , Belgium, Canada, Gibraltar, Ireland, Luxembourg, United States and United Kingdom

Makoto Shinkai penned the script and idea for Suzume , while Masayoshi Tanaka was in charge of character design and Kenichi Tsuchiya served as animation director. The studio CoMix Wave Films produced the film in cooperation with Story Inc.

Shinkai's new anime film premiered in Japan on November 11, 2022 and has so far grossed 12.48 billion yen (around EUR 88.7 million) at the Japanese box office.

German OmU trailer:


This is what Suzume no Tojimari is about :

The story follows Suzume, a 17-year-old girl from a quiet town in Kyushu, who meets a young man who is looking for a door. You will find a door in the ruins of a mountain that Suzume will open. Soon more doors will open across Japan, harboring disasters from the other side.

Source: Berlinale , Crunchyroll Pictures: © 2022 “Suzume no Tojimari” Production Committee

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