06-24 November 2019




Opening Night Film / Centerpiece Film / Closing Ni
Makoto Shinkai


2019 / 111’ / Hawaii Premiere / Japanese


The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky...

WEATHERING WITH YOU, from Makoto Shinkai, whom many have hailed as the new Hayao Miyazaki, is the highly anticipated follow-up to the animated smash hit YOUR NAME, which was the Closing Night Film for HIFF 2017, bringing in record crowds. WEATHERING WITH YOU explores similar themes of a young love story that is bridged by fantastical and cosmic means. The film has surely lived up to the rabid fervor from Shinkai fans becoming Japan’s most commercially successful film of 2019.

Therefore, the Festival is honored to present WEATHERING WITH YOU as this year's Closing Night, repeating what we did with YOUR NAME as our Closing Night in 2017. With many anime and Shinkai fans on island, we expect this film to sell out quickly. 

-Anderson Le

Sunday 17 19:00 - 20:56Regal Dole Cannery 9 add
DirectorMakoto Shinkai.
CastKotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Kentaro Araki, Chieko Baishô and Kana Hanazawa.
CinematographerRyôsuke Tsuda.
Music Radwimps.

Kôichirô Itô ... producer
Noritaka Kawaguchi ... producer
Genki Kawamura ... producer
Wakana Okamura ... producer

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