Makoto Shinkai’s “Your Name” to screen at 60th BFI London Film Festival

Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name is set to screen at the 60th BFI London Film Festival where it will appear as the first ever Japanese animated film in competition.

Your Name is the story of a teenage boy and girl who have never met, but who start to magically swap minds and live each other’s lives. Mitsuha, a teenage girl student, lives in a small mountain town, but longs for the bright lights of Tokyo far away. Then she is astonished to wake one morning in the body of Taki, a teenage Tokyo schoolboy – who in turn wakes up in Mitsuha’s body!

Switching back and forth between two lives, locations and genders, Mitsuha and Taki must cope with their fantastic shared situation. At first they are outraged and mortified by what’s happening, but soon they start enjoying their double lives, though they never meet directly. Eventually, though, one of the youngsters will learn the devastating truth behind what’s happening…

Released in Japan this August, or in July at Anime Expo 2016 for those lucky enough to see it, Your Name was an instant hit. Distributor Anime Limited have acquired the rights to Your Name which will see its UK premiere as part of the BFI London Film Festival. Following its UK premiere Your Name will be screening in over 70 cinemas nationwide on November 24th.


Your Name will be screened on the following dates as part of the BFI London Film Festival with tickets going on sale 15th September:

Friday 14 October 2016 –  18:00
Embankment Garden Cinema

Saturday 15 October 2016 – 12:00
Embankment Garden Cinema

Sunday 16 October 2016 – 18:15
Ritzy Cinema, Screen 2

You can read our review of Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name, from our time at Anime Expo 2016, here.