Shinkai Makoto’s 「言の葉の庭」(Kotonoha no Niwa/Garden of Words, Japan, 2013) recently premiered at the Gold Coast Film Festival (Australia) and is now gearing up for its home release on May 31st. As part of the run-up to the Japanese premiere TV Tokyo aired the first five minutes of the film. While the clip is available on YouTube, it does not currently appear on the film’s official website, so the video may be removed in the near future. I am linking it below, but don’t be surprised if it does become unavailable.
Note: The clip is not subtitled, but you can lose yourself in the beauty of the images (don’t forget to watch it full screen!).
If you want to read a first review of the film, here is the only one I have come across so far.
- World Premiere, Character Descriptions and Image Gallery for Shinkai’s「言の葉の庭」(Kotonoha no Niwa) (9 April 2013)
- More Musings on the Trailer of Shinkai’s「言の葉の庭」(17 March 2013)
- 「言の葉の庭」(Kotonoha no Niwa): First Trailer and Impressions (21 Feb 2013)
- Shinkai Makoto Announces「言の葉の庭」(Kotonoha no Niwa) (23 Dec 2012)