Suzume will Premiere at the New York International Children’s Film Festival!

Suzume no Tojimari turned out to be one of the highest-grossing films last year. Although the film has now fallen to number 9, it stayed among the top three for weeks. If you’re wondering what made this movie last for so long, you don’t have to, because now the movie is arriving in the West.

On Tuesday, the staff of the New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) announced that they would screen Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume no Tojimari on March 5.


The festival will be in-person, and screenings will be from March 3 to March 5, followed by March 12 and 13 in New York. The final screenings will be held from March 17-19 at Sag Harbor Cinema.

With a cumulative earning of 13.75 billion yen (about $102 million), the film ranks in sixteenth place among the highest-grossing films of all time (all formats) in Japan. Among anime films alone, it ranks in tenth place.

Suzume Will Premiere at New York International Children's Film Festival!
Suzume no Tojimari Poster | Source: Fandom

Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International, and Eurozoom will distribute the film across North America, Larin America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Suzume will also premiere at the 73rd Berlinale International Film Festival. The film will screen in the Competition section and mark the first time since 2002 when Spirited Away was screened in the same section. Makoto Shinkai and Nanoka Hara will also be present at the festival.

About Suzume no Tojimari

Suzume no Tojimari is an anime film by Makoto Shinkai. It premiered on November 11, 2022. A novel adaptation was released in August 2022, also written by Shinkai.

The film focuses on Suzume, a 17-year-old girl who meets a young man looking for a door. Suzume finds a strange door among the ruins and opens it, but due to it many doors start opening around Japan, causing disasters. Now, Suzume has to close all of them to save Japan.

Source: Official Website


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