A Letter to Momo

Starts Friday, October 3

This feature will be screened in both dubbed and subtitled versions.

 

"One of the best animated films of the year! A milestone in traditional handmade animation.” – Twitch

“It takes your breath away … the movie grabs your heart with the softest of hands.” – Jeanette Catsoulis, New York Times

“Entertaining … exciting … as gorgeous as Momo is to behold, the film’s sensitive portrayal of a teenager proves its most compelling element.” – Peter DeBruge, Variety

 

From Production IG, the creators of Ghost in the Shell, comes a wonderfully expressive and beautifully hand drawn animated tale that combines bursts of whimsy and kinetic humor with deep felt emotion and drama. The last time Momo saw her father they had a fight – and now all she has left to remember him by is an incomplete letter, a blank piece of paper penned with the words “Dear Momo” but nothing more. Moving with her mother to the remote Japanese island of Shio, Momo soon discovers three yokai living in her attic, a trio of mischievous spirit creatures that only she can see and who create mayhem in the tiny seaside community as she tries desperately to keep them hidden. But these funny monsters have a serious side and may hold the key to helping Momo discover what her father had been trying to tell her. Seven years in the making, A Letter to Momo is a gorgeous example of handmade animation, from the painstakingly rendered serenity of the island's Shinto shrines to the climactic finale – a frantic chase featuring thousands of squirming, morphing ghosts and spirits that ranks as one of the most exciting supernatural flight of fantasy in recent animated film history! (Dir. by Hiroyuki Okiura, 2014, Japan, in Japanese with subtitles/Dubbed in English, 120 mins., Not Rated, Gkids) Digital

 

 

 
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