Ok. This is the fourth AC thread, counting the one on the maine forum. But it deserves all the attention, all the fanfare that it gets
AC was screened yesterday (31 Aug) at Venice International Film Festival.
Here are snippets from articles published by some magazines (ITmedia, Famitsu) covering the event.
Translation by vilaeth from Advent children.net
Most of these articles from today say the same basic thing (except some different pictures), explaining what the film is and how it’s showing in Venice for the second year running, getting a lot of attention and so on. Apparently the film isn’t all doom and gloom; there are some comical moments in there. And the Fanfare music makes a return as well, which the audience seems happy about, cheering and applauding it. At the end of the film it got a standing ovation like last year.
Director Tetsuya Nomura: “With CG nothing is impossible, and over the last two years we’ve put a lot of effort into getting it close to ideal as we could. My schedule is booked with commitments to various game projects from here on in, but if the time’s right then I would definitely like to make another film.”
Producer Shinji Hashimoto: “As for any future plans for making another film, we’re going to see how things play out and think about it. Of course, if the staff say they would like to make another, then as a company we will support them with that.”
Takahiro Sakurai (Cloud Strife): “Playing a role like Cloud, who even though he’s quite heroic also has a naive and awkward side to him, required a lot of subtle nuances of expression and was quite a challenge. But it was really worth it. It’s an honor for me to have had the chance to play such a wonderful character.”
Ayumi Itou (Tifa Lockhart): “This is the first time I’ve worked as a voice actor, and it was quite different from regular acting. You’ve got to learn to put your feelings into your voice, and I felt a bit lost at times. But I learnt a lot over two years I spent working on Advent Children. I hope I can use what I’ve learnt from this experience in my future film work.”