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From Up On Poppy Hill (PG)

Saturday, 28 September 2013
(Registration starts at 1:30pm)

Japan Creative Centre invites you to join us at our JCC film screening.

For our 22nd session, JCC will be screening "From Up On Poppy Hill".The movie was written by Hayao Miyazaki who recently announced his retirement from the film industry. Produced by Studio Ghibli, the movie was awarded the 35th Japan Academy Prize for "Animation of the Year" in 2012.

As part of JCC's creative program, a sharing session will be held after the movie screening. As the film centres on the preservation of the old clubhouse, we are most delighted to welcome Mr. Hideki Izumi, Project Director from Takenaka Corporation assigned to The National Art Gallery Project in Singapore. He will share with us more on this project which involves the restoration and transformation of two iconic monuments in Singapore to house the new National Art Gallery whilst preserving history in its finest.

© 2011 高橋千鶴・佐山哲郎・GNDHDDT

Synopsis of Film

Director: Goro Miyazaki
Voice Actors: Masami Nagasawa and Junichi Okada

2011 / 91min / Color / English Subtitle

“From Up On Poppy Hill” is a film set in Yokohama in the year 1963, a year before the Tokyo Olympics. 16-year old Umi who lives in Kokuriko Manor which overlooks the town harbour, raises a signal flag every morning facing the sea. 17-year old Shun never fails to notice the flag and the girl raising it whilst riding to school each day. Being in the same school, they soon meet and develop feelings for each other when Umi helps Shun in his newspaper club.

In the meantime, the school clubhouse having a long and memorable history, is scheduled for demolition to make way for new buildings in light of the upcoming Olympics. The clubhouse which is the meeting place for school and club activities, is deeply cherished by the students. In order to preserve the clubhouse, the students clean and revamp the building after a suggestion by Umi.

However, Umi and Shun are faced with a revelation that they may be siblings. What will happen to their relationship? Will the clubhouse be preserved?

About the Guest Speaker

Hideki Izumi
Project Director, Singapore Office
Takenaka Corporation, National Art Gallery Project

Mr. Hideki Izumi worked as an architectural engineer for 26 years since he joined Takenaka Corporation in 1987, and has been involved in many construction projects both in Japan and overseas. His overseas work experience is 14 years, and has completed more than 10 projects thus far.

His current assignment under Takenaka Corporation is as Project Director in The National Art Gallery Project in Singapore which is set to be completed in late 2014. This project invovles the restoration of the Old Supreme Court and the City Hall Building to house the new National Art Gallery.

Takenaka Corporation

Takenaka Corporation is among Japan's oldest general contractors with a long history rich in tradition that spans more than 400 years and includes creating a large number of Japan's most prominent architectural landmarks. Since 1960, Takenaka has also established offices in many foreign countries and over the years has been the recipient of many design, technique and quality awards.

Image of the Future National Art Gallery Singapore

Keen to find out what happens in the movie and to know more about this exciting change in Singapore, then register now!
Simply e-mail to us, along with 1. your name, 2. gender and 3. e-mail address, to register early for a seat to avoid disappointment!

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Japan Creative Centre

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Japan Creative Centre