A Letter to Momo
Japan, 2011, 90 Minute Running Time
Language: Japanese English Sub-Titles
Screens at 12:30pm Sunday, February 24th at the Sie FilmCenter
From anime master Hiroyuki Okiura (director of Jin-Roh, 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
DIRECTOR: Hiroyuki Okiura