The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017

Odd Obsessions - Desires, Hopes and Impulses in Japanese Cinema

3 February to 29 March 2017

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

Showing at:

ICA
15 February 2001

Tyneside Cinema
15 March 2007

mac birmingham
15 February 2010

Watershed
15 February 2014

Showroom Cinema
15 March 2014

QUAD
15 February 2015

Dundee Contemporary Arts
15 February 2021

Broadway
15 March 2021

Queen's Film Theatre
15 March 2022

Filmhouse
15 February 2028