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Godzilla Minus One (2023)

Opens on November 30

Director: Takashi Yamazaki Run Time: 125 min. Release Year: 2023

Starring: Hidetaka Yoshioka, Minami Hamabe, Munetaka Aoki, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Yuki Yamada

Country: Japan
Language: Japanese with English subtitles

About the film:

World Premiere, 2023 Tokyo Film Festival
Academy Award winner, Best Visual Effects

Written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki and featuring music by Naoki Sato, Godzilla Minus One sees a devastated postwar Japan facing a new threat in the form of Godzilla. As Godzilla emerges, it wreaks havoc and additional destruction on the nation, knocking the country into the negative.

“a lean Spielbergian period drama that brings the Toho titan back to its former glory… And it is spectacular”

—Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone

After the original 1954 cinematic masterpiece, Godzilla has appeared in more than 30 films spanning seven decades and several eras. Commemorating the 70th anniversary of Godzilla, Godzilla Minus One is the first new Toho Godzilla film since 2016’s Shin Godzilla.

About the filmmaker:

Takashi Yamazaki is a Japanese filmmaker and visual effects supervisor. He joined Shi­rogu­mi Stu­dio in 1986 where he super­vised the dig­i­tal spe­cial effects on their films. In 2000, he direct­ed Juve­nile, his first live action film. Yamazaki gained recognition with his third film, Always: Sunset on Third Street (2005), which won twelve awards at the 29th Japanese Academy Awards. He has directed film adaptations of celebrated anime, including Space Battleship Yamato (2010) and Parasyte (2014), as well as animated films such as Stand by Me Dorae­mon (2014). His latest films include Lupin III: The First (2019), The Great War Of Archimedes (2019), and Godzilla Minus One (2023), which premiered as the closing film at the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival.

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