Lu Over the Wall

Kiddomatic Presents

Showings

Film Info
Series:Kiddomatic Presents
Rating:PG
Run Time:112 min
Release Year:2017
Country:Japan
Genre:Comedy/Fantasy
Format:Digital
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Masaaki Yuasa
Cast Members:Michael Sinterniklaas, Christine Marie Cabanos

Description

Kiddomatic Film Festival is 3+ days of fun activities and imaginative presentations that accompany films from around the world bound to inspire kiddos of every age. This festival happens each November at The Roxy Theater, and every month Kiddomatic Presents a film that best represents its spirit. Keep up with Kiddomatic at www.kiddomatic.org.

From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame. Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. His only joy is uploading songs he writes to the internet. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their practice sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance – whether they want to or not.

As Kai spends more time with Lu, he finds he is able to tell her what he is really thinking, and a bond begins to form. But since ancient times, the people in the village have believed that mermaids bring disaster and soon there is trouble between Lu and the townspeople, putting the town in grave danger.  Winner of the Grand Prize at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival and an official selection of Sundance 2018, Lu Over the Wall is a toe-tapping, feel-good demonstration of Yuasa’s genre-mixing mastery that will leave you humming long after you leave the theater.


Dubbed into English.