Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Did you just PIFF?

Why yes, I did. The Pusan International Film Festival started on the 4th of October and runs till this Friday. Lumina and I caught a bunch of films, some stranger than others, and listened to guest directors and producers talk about their work.

I'm excited, and a bit annoyed, that the closing film on Friday is going to be the world premiere of Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone.
Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone is a new theatrical version of Neon Genesis Evangelion, which started as a TV animation series in 1995 and remains immensely popular over a decade later with a huge following of fans. The previous theatrical animation was a tremendous hit in 1997 yet its obscure ending roused controversy. Ten years later, in 2007, Hideaki Anno planned a new theatrical series in 4 parts, and the Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone is the first of his tetralogy. After the tragedy of the “Second Impact” that killed half of mankind, a 14-year old boy, Shinji, gets mixed up in the war between the UN army and Angel. He pilots the Evangelion, a human figure weapon secretly developed by the NERV special agency to defend the earth from its enemy, Angel. Following its domestic release on Sep. 1, 2007 in Japan, Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone will have its international premiere at the 2007 PIFF.
It would be a little insane, but I'd love to go down again just to see this.


Sophy said...

OMG! That sounds so awesome! You have to tell me if you did indeed go to see it =D

zachille o'neal said...

i swear if i have to keep watching shinji whine and cry about shit, i am going to sit quietly and grumble to myself while i continue watching in awe...