The platforms crispy roll issued a press release informing that the director's new film makoto shinkai, Suzume no Tojimari (Suzume's door lock), will be released in cinemas in Mexico and Brazil on January 13, 2023. Additionally, dates for the rest of Latin America will be announced shortly in other communications.

This band is distributed in the west by SonyPicturesEntertainment, Wild Bunch International Y euro zoom. In May, during the Cannes Film Festival, crispy roll acquired global (excluding Asia) sales and marketing rights TOHO for this new film by Makoto Shinkai, produced by CoMix Wave Movies Y HISTORY Inc.

Suzume no Tojimari debuted in Japanese cinemas on November 11 and has more than 5.6 million admissions. The film has also grossed 7.5 billion yen (about US$55 million) by holding number one at the Japanese box office for three consecutive weeks. The film will be distributed in the main areas:

  • In North America, crispy roll is the only distributor.
  • The film is distributed in Latin America, Australia/New Zealand, the Middle East and parts of Europe crispy roll Y SonyPicturesEntertainment.
  • In French-speaking and German-speaking Europe, the film is distributed jointly by crispy roll, Sony images, Wild Bunch International Y euro zoom.
Suzume no Tojimari

The award-winning creator, writer and director for decades makoto shinkai With the two most recent films, he is regarded as a visionary in the field of animation Kimi no nawa (Your Name) (2016) and Tenki no Ko (weathering with you) (2019), which have catapulted him to become one of the leading animated filmmakers internationally. Tenki no Ko was selected to represent Japan in the category of Best International Film in delivery 2020 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards and nominated in four categories at the 47th Annual Awards Annie Awards including Best Independent Animated Feature.

Summary of Suzume no Tojimari

On the other side of the door was time in its entirety... Suzume no Tojimari is a coming-of-age story of the 17-year-old protagonist Suzume, set in various disaster-ridden locations across Japan where doors must close, causing havoc .

Suzume's journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu (southwestern Japan) when she meets a young man who tells her, "I'm looking for a door." What Suzume finds is a single weathered gate standing amidst the ruins when whether it would be safe from any catastrophe. Seemingly drawn to his power, Suzume reaches for the doorknob... Across Japan, doors open one by one, bringing destruction upon anyone nearby. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disasters.

The stars, then the sunset and the morning sky... In this space it was as if all time had merged with the sky... Never-before-seen landscapes, encounters and farewells... Endless challenges await them on the road. Despite all obstacles, Suzume's adventure casts a glimmer of hope in our own struggle against the harsher paths of fear and limitation that define everyday life. This story of closing doors that connect our past to the present and the future will leave a lasting impression on our hearts. Drawn to these mysterious doors, Suzume's adventure is about to begin...

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