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A Letter to Momo

When:

Wed 7 Sep 2016, 6:30pm

Where: Massey University Albany Campus, State Highway 17, Albany, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: JapaneseConsulate

Join us for the Japanese Film Evenings for 2016!

Japanese films shown at Massey University are usually screened on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm and are preceded by a documentary about Japanese culture from 6:15 pm.

All films have English subtitles. Booking is not necessary.

Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances so please contact us to confirm details. We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese society.

September: A Letter to Momo
(Director: Hiroyuki Okiura, 2014, 120min. Rating: PG).

Grand Prize: New York International Children's Film Festival.
Winner Best Animated Feature Film: Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

From Production IG, the animation studio behind such classics as Ghost In the Shell, Patlabor and Blood: The Last Vampire, and the director of Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, comes a wonderfully expressive and beautifully hand drawn tale that combines bursts of whimsy and kinetic humour 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 that he had started to write her, a blank piece of paper penned with the words “Dear Momo” but nothing more. Moving with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio, she soon discovers three goblins living in her attic, a trio of mischievous spirit creatures who have been assigned to watch over her and that only she can see.

The goblins are also perpetually famished and they begin to wreak havoc on the formerly tranquil island, ransacking pantries and ravaging orchards – acts for which Momo often has to take the blame. But these funny monsters also have a serious side, and may hold the key to helping Momo understand what her father had been trying to tell her.

2012 ''A Letter to Momo'' Film Partners.

Presented by the Japan Foundation, the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland, Massey University, the University of Waikato, the University of Auckland.

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