Director: Makoto Shinkai Run Time: 106 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 2017 Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Starring: Aoi Yūki, Etsuko Ichihara, Kaito Ishikawa, Kanon Tani, Masami Nagasawa, Mone Kamishiraishi, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Ryo Narita, Ryunosuke Kamiki
From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls.
The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.
When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?
We are playing the subtitled version.