Legend of the Millennium Dragon (PG)


27 November 2011
Cinema 1

Standard - £9.50 online (£10.50 full price) / Barbican Members - £7.50 online (£8.50 full price) / Concessions £8.50

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A shy, fifteen-year old boy must discover his hidden powers and travel back in time 1200 years to save mankind from an ancient evil that threatens life as we know it.

Packed full of demons, dragons and heart-stopping action, this spectacular journey is a beautifully crafted anime from one of the best directors around, Kawasaki Hirotsugu (Spriggan). Unmissable. 

Japan 2011 Dir. Kawasaki Hirotsugu 98 min.
In Japanese with English subtitles.

As part of Premiere Japan 2011, we will be showcasing the work of students from the University of the Arts London before each film. Here the filmmakers describe the films in their own words.

+ Spinning Gears
'Isn't there someone kind enough to strangle me in my sleep?'
"This sentence from "Spinning Gears" written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa is the very thing I wanted to express. A presentiment of death, a sense of fragility, are hidden behind the animated symbols."

Dir. Shoko Shinya 5 min 33 sec.

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Legend of the Millennium Dragon is out on Blu-ray and DVD on 26 December courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Part of Premiere Japan 2011

* Local classification

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