Tokyo Godfathers


Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Dec 11 9:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2003
Director:Satoshi Kon
Language:Japanese with English subtitles
Format:4K DCP


Inspired by the John Ford western Three Godfathers, Satoshi Kon's (PaprikaPerfect Blue) third feature - presented in a brand new 4K restoration - follows three vagabonds on the streets of Tokyo whose lives are forever changed when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop) and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, Tokyo Godfathers is a masterpiece by turns heartfelt, hilarious and highly original, a tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.