Tokyo Godfathers

  • Dir: Kon Satoshi

  • Japan, 2003, Japanese, 92mins, DCP

  • Cast: Voice Cast: Emori Toru, Umegaki Yoshiaki, Okamoto Aya

One Christmas Eve, three rough sleepers – transgendered woman Hana, middleaged alcoholic Gin and teenage runaway Miyuki – come across an abandoned baby in a garbage heap. The trio sets out to find the baby’s parents, leading to an odyssey that forces them to face their respective pasts – and the dark side of the affluent city. Inspired by John Ford’s 3 Godfathers , and featuring a script co-written by Cowboy Bebop scriptwriter Nobumoto Keiko, Kon’s enchanting and surprisingly funny adventure about the magical miracles of everyday coincidences is simply one of the best – and most unusual – Christmas films ever made.


SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia: Best Animated Feature Film


In-theatre Screening

  • Full House2021-08-19 (Thu)
    Full House2021-08-25 (Wed)


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