The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016

IKIRU: The Highs and Lows of Life in Japanese Cinema

5 February to 26 March 2016

Aberystwyth
Birmingham
Bristol
Derby
Dundee
Edinburgh
Exeter

Kendal
Leicester
London
Manchester
Nottingham
Sheffield

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A Letter to Momo

ももへの手紙 (Momo e no tegami)

Momo is an 11-year-old girl who grew up in a big city. After the loss of her father, she moves to the old family house on a remote island where time has stopped: old wooden buildings, holy shrines and no big shops in sight. Momo is not too fond of her new habitat, and her heart is feeling uneasy about an unfinished letter her father left behind with only two words: “Dear Momo.” One day, exploring the attic of her new big house, she finds an antique book and is visited by three bizarre creatures… 

A Letter to Momo is the highly anticipated second directorial effort by world-acclaimed anime director Hiroyuki Okiura (Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade). Seven years in the making and supported by a top-class team of skilled creators, A Letter to Momo combines state-of-the-art traditional hand drawn animation with heart-warming, emotional storytelling for children and adults alike.

Showing at: ICA, London; mac birmingham, Birmingham; Watershed, Bristol; QUAD, Derby; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee; Filmhouse, Edinburgh; Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne; Showroom Cinema, Sheffield; Broadway Cinema, Nottingham; QFT, Belfast.

Distributor: Anime Limited

Images © 2012 “A Letter to Momo” Film Partners

Director: Hiroyuki Okiura
Karen Miyama, Yuka, Toshiyuki Nishida, Koichi Yamadera
2012, 120min, English subtitles

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Showing at:

ICA
1 February 2015

mac birmingham
10 February 2015

Watershed
14 February 2015

QUAD
15 February 2015

Dundee Contemporary Arts
21 February 2015

Filmhouse
28 February 2015

Tyneside Cinema
7 March 2015

Showroom Cinema
14 March 2015

Broadway
21 March 2015

Queen's Film Theatre
22 March 2015