Feature Films in Competition Official

A Silent Voice

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

A deaf schoolgirl named Shoko meets a boy named Shoya in her new class when she transfers elementary schools. Shoya, who is not deaf, leads the class in bullying Shoko about her impairment. Years later, Shoya, tormented by his past, decides to go see Shoko to try and make amends for what he did back in school by becoming her friend.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: A Silent Voice

    Directed by: Naoko YAMADA

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 2016

    Running time: 02 h 09 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: diverse techniques

    Version: Original version with French version English subtitles

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Naoko YAMADA

    Production: KYOTO ANIMATION, PONY CANYON, ABC ANIMATION, QUARAS, SHOCHIKU CO., LTD., KODANSHA LTD.

    Distribution: VIZ MEDIA EUROPE, ABC ANIMATION

    Based on: "A Silent Voice", Yoshitoki Oima (Shonen Magazine, Kodansha Ltd.)

    Artistic direction: Mutsuo Shinohara

    Script: Reiko Yoshida

    Graphics: Mutsuo Shinohara

    Animation: Futoshi Nishiya, Kyoto Animation

    Camera: Kazuya Takao

    Music: Kensuke Ushio

    Sound: Yota Tsuruoka