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Whisper of the Heart - Preview

Whisper of the Heart

Preview by Jack Foley

FROM the creators of the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away comes a tale scripted by the legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki.

Directed by his protégé Yoshifumi Kondo, Whisper of the Heart is a simple tale about a young girl who falls in love and learns to believe in herself.

Her name is Suzuku Tsukishima and she is nearing the end of her final year of junior high. An avid bookworm, she devours books while quietly dreaming about becoming a writer.

One day, she meets Seiji, a lad who has the ability to both irritate and charm her, often at the same time. He also harbors an unusual ambition: to build violins in Cremona, Italy.

Around the same time, she meets a kindly old man who owns an antique shop, who she later learns is Seiji’s grandfather. One item in the store particularly catches her eye – a strange statue of a cat with glittering eyes. Inspired by Seiji’s utter determination to realize his own dream, she writes a story about the feline-shaped sculpture coming to life.

Whisper of the Heart is released for the first time on Blu-ray on Monday, January 9, 2012.

Extras include storyboards, Background artwork from The Baron’s Story, 4 masterpieces of Naohisa Inoue and Studio Ghibli Collection trailers.

Win Whisper of the Heart on Double Play

To celebrate the release of Whisper of the Heart on Double Play on January 9, 2012, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who directs Whisper of the Heart?

Simply send the answer to Whisper of the Heart competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Certificate: PG
Running time: 111mins
UK Double Play (Blu-ray) Release: January 9, 2012