I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

In this Japanese animation film, two people who could not be more different meet by accident: Sakura is young, cheerful, turbulent, popular and full of energy. Her classmate Haruki, on the other hand, is a nerd straight out of a picture book – an avid reader who avoids social contact and lives in his own world. But when he unexpectedly finds Sakura’s diary and learns of the terminal pancreatic illness that Sakura is suffering from, this pair of opposites grow closer. Sakura has made a list of places she would like to visit and things she would like to do before she dies. Together, Sakura and Haruki get to work on this bucket list. Inevitably, they have to face the major questions concerning life and death. How do you spend your last months before death? Do you do everything you would not have had the courage to do otherwise? Or do you devote yourself entirely to everyday things in an attempt to capture the last moments of normality? And how do you deal with death when life was so short?
Despite the serious subject matter, the protagonists lead us with ease through the story, based on the very successful web novel of the same name by Yoru Sumino. “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” is the first feature film by the Japanese director Shin’ichirô Ushijima, who became famous with his popular with TV anime series. The film was screened at the Animation is Film Festival in Los Angeles, at the Anima Festival in Brussels and at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, among others. The soundtrack was composed by the well-known Japanese rock band Sumika.

  • RéalisationShin'ichirô Ushijima
  • PaysJP
  • Année de production2018
  • Durée1 heure 48 min
  • Âge conseillé du programme12+