Attendees of the 2012 Waterloo Festival of Animated Cinema can expect another film to be shown during its three-day event. Kounosuke Uda's Rainbow Fireflies has been added to the festival's schedule lineup, along with several other previously announced films.
Founded in 2001 and held annually in Waterloo, Ontario, the festival aims to promote appreciation for animation as a narrative medium for mature cinematic storytelling, and to review and celebrate feature films in the venue they were meant to be seen: a theatre.
Yuuta was 12-year-old boy, who had lost his father in the traffic accident one year ago. In the summer vacation, he visited a deserted dam deep in the mountains, where he had a good time with his father before.
Suddenly a thunder storm occurred and he slipped on the ground. He lost consciousness and woke up to find a girl and an unfamiliar village. He time-traveled 30 years and reached a village, which sank at the bottom of the dam.
This is Yuuta's precious memory of "another" summer vacation.
The film originally debuted in theatres across Japan on May 19, and was also screened at France's Annecy film festival earlier this year in June.