Crunchyroll has announced additional release dates in Latin America for the long-awaited new film by Makoto Shinkai, suzumewhich will make its international debut as part of the competitive section of the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), which will take place from February 16-26, 2023. Shinkai, actor Nanoka Hara and producer Genki are expected to Kawamura are present at said premiere.
SUZUME will hit theaters in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Central America, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela on April 13. The film will also hit theaters in Mexico and Brazil on the same date, as announced last December. In Colombia, the film will hit theaters on April 20.
The film will be distributed by Crunchyroll, in association with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International and Eurozoom (excluding Asia). Last May during the Cannes Film Festival, Crunchyroll acquired from TOHO the international distribution and marketing rights of the film (except in Asia) of the film produced by CoMix Wave Films and STORY inc.
“In essence, ‘Suzume’ is based on the massive disaster that occurred in Japan twelve years ago,” he said. shinkai. “I’m looking forward to seeing how this film translates to international audiences: what makes sense, what doesn’t, and what commonalities we have across cultures. I hope that the imminent international release of the film will give me the answer to those questions. And I can’t thank our team members enough for their unprecedented talent and perseverance during the production of the film. On behalf of the entire team, I would also like to thank all the fans who have cheered us on, making ‘Suzume’ possible.”
“As someone who has never been outside of my home country, it is a dream come true to attend the Berlin International Film Festival with the ‘Suzume’ team,” he said. hara. “Time and time again, I have been so happy to be a part of this movie. I look forward to seeing the reactions of the international audience at the festival and I hope the whole world falls in love with the film!”
Suzume debuted in Japan on November 11, 2022, and has already surpassed 9.63 million admissions. Suzume has raised 12.8 billion yen (approx. 99 million US dollars) in just 10 weeks.