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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #24. Hayao Miyazaki’s How Do You Live?

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #24. Hayao Miyazaki’s How Do You Live?

How Do You Live?

In the end, The Wind Rises was not the film that would see Hayao Miyazaki hang up his brush. In production since 2016, How Do You Live? crossed the finish line and set up a July release just after the launch of Ghibli Park. The film depicts the psychological growth of a teenage boy through interactions with his friends and uncle. This is adapted from the 2017 manga by Haga Shōichi, itself based on the famed 1937 children’s story by Yoshino Genzaburo.

Gist: Honda Junichi is a middle school aged boy who begins a lengthy exchange of letters with his uncle following the death of his father, which challenge the boy to embrace the unexpected.

Release Date/Prediction: The film gods are pointing to a Cannes showing. This could be a competition film. This is receiving a domestic (Japan) drop in July.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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