Japan (99 mins, dir. Yasuhiro Yoshiura)
If you can't trust gravity, then what can you trust?
An exhilarating tale of star-crossed love and overcoming impossible odds, Patema Inverted is the richly inventive new film from young gun of the anime scene, Yasuhiro Yoshiura.
In a distant future, rebellious teenager Patema lives underground in a grim industrial complex. Exploring the outer boundaries of her home one day, she stumbles into a hole and starts falling... up. Caught upside down, she is discovered by thoughtful surface-walker Age. Realising that gravity works on each of them in different directions, the two embark on a perilous mission to uncover the dark forces ruling the world they thought they knew.
"Nicely complex and challenging ... an assured and enjoyable piece of storytelling." – Screen Daily
KEY THEMES: Reconciliation, persecution, totalitarianism, tolerance, peace, friendship
SUITABLE YEAR LEVELS: Middle secondary +
LANGUAGE: Japanese with English subtitles
CURRICULUM LINKS: Languages (Japanese), Civics and Citizenship, The Humanities - History
KEY EDUCATION OUTCOMES:
Wednesday 13 August, 11am at ACMI Cinemas
Friday 15 August, 1.30pm at ACMI Cinemas