— A Japanese film swept the best film and best director awards at the Asian Festival of First Films in Singapore
on Friday, marking the first time for a Japanese film to win any award at one of Asia's most prestigious film festivals. The
feature film "Looking for Anne," directed by 30-year-old Japanese film director Takako Miyahira, wowed the juries at the festival.
The 105-minute film had been nominated for both the best director and best film awards. It is Miyahira's first
film. The film revolves around a 17-year-old Japanese girl’s visit to a bucolic Canadian island to look for a
Canadian World War II veteran who was her late grandmother's first love and had given her grandmother a book, "Anne of Green
Read an article about the film from the Prince Edward Island paper, The Guardian.
L.M. Montgomery Filmography
Anne of Green Gables was first made into a movie
in 1919 with Mary Miles Minter, and then again in the 1930s. The actress who played Anne, Dawn O'Day, loved her
so much she changed her name to Anne Shirley. For an up to date listing of Montgomery adaptations for
film and television, read the filmography by Dr. Benjamin Lefebvre at this site: http://lmmresearch.org/filmography/
"This L.M. Montgomery Filmography contains a detailed record
of the numerous film and television adaptations of Montgomery’s novels. Her most popular character, Anne Shirley, has
had numerous film and television incarnations, from a 1919 silent film that is believed to be lost to the ["prequel"] Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning."
VIDEO TRIBUTES TO L.M. MONTGOMERY and ANNE
OF GREEN GABLES
Mary Beth Cavert made two videos to honor the Anne of
Green Gables 2008 centennial. One is a tribute to the Montgomery pioneers, a group of remarkable people who were the
first to begin to preserve the legacy of LM Montgomery in a variety of ways. The second was made for Dr. Elizabeth Epperly's
exhibit on "The Images of Anne" which was held at the Charlottetown Confereration Centre in the summer of 2008. These can
be viewed on our Montgomery Videos page or The L.M. Montgomery Literary Society Group on Facebook page.