The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) will screen the East Coast premiere of Masaaki Yuasa’s Lu over the wall film as its opening night film on February 23, 2018, and again on March 4, 2018 and March 10, 2018. It will also screen Isao Takahata’s directorial debut film Horus – Prince of the Sun on February 24, 2018, March 10, 2018, and March 11, 2018. All screenings will be in English.
Lu over the wall opened in Japanese theaters in May 2017, and won the top “Cristal for a Feature Film” award at the Annecy International Film Festival in June 2017. The film also won the Silver Prize for the “Best Animated Feature Film” audience award at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival in August 2017.
Toei Animation released Takahata’s Horus – Prince of the Sun (Little Norse Prince) in 1968. Hayao Miyazaki served as concept artist and scene designer.