5 Centimeters Per Second
DIRECTOR: MAKOTO SHINKAI
Named Best Animated Feature at the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Shinkai’s three-part romantic drama follows protagonist Takaki Tōno from elementary school to adulthood, from the early 1990s to 2008, tracking his relationship with classmate Akari from pre-pubescent friendship to a mutual later-in-life regret of an unfulfilled romance that remains just out of reach. A film rich with longing and wistful regret playing out beneath a watercolor sky, its animation a marvel of sensitive, filigreed detail.
Screening as a part of our Makoto Shinkai series.