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A LETTER TO MOMO

Japan, 2011 (MIFF 2012, Next Gen)

Director: Hiroyuki Okiura

A LETTER TO MOMO

From anime master Hiroyuki Okiura (director of Jin-Roh, MIFF 00, animator for Ghost in the Shell, Akira) comes a 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

MIFF recommends age 10+ (No person under the age of 15 years shall be admitted to the screenings of the said film(s) unless in the company of a parent or adult guardian.)

D/S Hiroyuki Okiura P Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Shigeru Watanabe, Kazuya Hamana WS Production IG L Japanese w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011

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