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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!).

Bonus Bit:

If you want to read a first review of the film, here is the only one I have come across so far.

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