Special UK Screening of Suzume with Makato Shinkai Q&A to take place at BFI Southbank in March

Crunchyroll, in colaboration with Sony Pictures UK and the BFI Southbank in London, have today announced that a special screening of the feature-length-film Suzume will take place on 1st March 2023 with the films director, Makato Shinkai, in attendence.

This special event will not only allow UK fans to see the film before its general release on 14th April 2023, of which will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles, but attendees will also be able to take part in a Q&A session with the films director, Makoto Shinkai.

Tickets for this special event at the BFI Southbank in London will be available to purchase through the BFI Website at 4pm GMT on Wednesday 15th February 2023 with tickets priced at £18 for adults and £14 for concessions. Those who are BFI Champions & Patrons, and Members will also get early access from 11:30am and 12:30pm respectively. Full details about the event can also be found on the official BFI Website.

On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—
Suzume is a coming-of-age story for the 17-year-old protagonist, Suzume, set in various disaster-stricken locations across Japan, where she must close doors causing devastation. 
Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (located in southwestern Japan) when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly drawn by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob… Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.
—The stars, then sunset, and the morning sky.
Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky…
Never-before-seen scenery, encounters, and farewell. A myriad of challenges await her on her journey. Despite the obstacles in her way, Suzume’s adventure shines a ray of hope upon our own struggles against the toughest roads of anxiety and constraints that make up everyday life. This story of closing doors that connect our past to the present and future will leave a lasting impression upon.  
Drawn in by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.

Suzume is the latest feature-length-film from director Makato Shinkai and once again sees animation by CoMix Wave Films and music by Radwimps, a combination which has been favored amoungst fans since the release of Your Name in 2016. Those unable to attend this special screening of Suzume need not worry, as the film will also receive a UK cinematic release on 14th April 2023 with further details on ticket availability to be announced at a later date.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK, but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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