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Films & Schedules - A LETTER TO MOMO


Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 12 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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DIRECTOR: Hiroyuki Okiura - JAPAN

From anime master Hiroyuki Okiura comes this touching, fantastical tale of a young girl’s grief and the three mischievous spirits sent to look after her. After the death of her father, 13-year-old Momo and her mother move from Tokyo to the remote island of Shio. Here, Momo is haunted by the discovery of an unfinished letter her father was writing to her—and plagued by the presence of three heaven-sent goblins whose bumbling efforts to protect her tend to cause more chaos than good. “As gorgeous as Momo is to behold, the film’s sensitive portrayal of a teenager dealing with grief proves its most compelling element. ... With its complex characterizations and multiple storylines, [Momo] rivals mature live-action drama.”—Variety (120 mins.)

Selected Filmography: key animator on Roujin Z (91), Ghost in the Shell (95), Jin-Roh, The Wolf Brigade (99), Paprika (06)

Winner of the Grand Prize at the New York International Children’s Film Festival.

Sponsored by the Consular Office of Japan in Portland and Chipotle.


Interests: Narrative Feature, Animation, Family Fare, Asian.

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