WHAT STARTS as a peaceful day in Tokyo is turned into a living nightmare when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the sea depths and tears through the Japanese capital, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake - another typical day for Godzilla.
Shin Godzilla, the first film in 12 years from Japan's legendary cult Godzilla series, written and co-directed by Hideaki Anno, will be shown by The Japanese Film Festival tomorrow [Thursday August 10] as part of a special screening in Galway.
As the government scrambles to save the citizens from the rampaging sea creature with atomic breath, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side — the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
The film was a runaway success in Japan last year, where it became the highest grossing live-action film for 2016 and also the highest-grossing Japanese Godzilla film of all time. it also enjoyed success in the US, earning more than $3m during a limited run. It swept the board at the 40th Japan Academy Prize Award — the Japan's Oscars — taking seven awards including Best Film and Best Director.
The Japanese Film Festival Festival is a collaboration between the Embassy of Japan and access>CINEMA, with support from the Ireland Japan Association and the Japan Foundation.
Shin Godzilla is at The Eye Cinema tomorrow at 7pm. For more information and bookings see www.eyecinema.ie or call 091 - 780078.