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Patema Inverted

Sakasama No Patema

Japan | 2013 | 99 minutes | Yasuhiro Yoshiura

A dazzling, emotionally complex science fiction romance about Patema and Age, two teens who live in the same world but on opposite gravitational pulls.

May 28, 2014
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
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May 30, 2014
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
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Young Age lives in a militant society where he and his friends are brainwashed to never look up and fear the “sinners who fell into the sky.” One day, Age steals away to look up and finds a young woman, Patema, hanging upside down from a tree, her gravity completely opposite from his. Coming from an industrial complex hidden deep underground, her curiosity has taken her beyond the community’s boundaries. From this lyrical beginning, the two begin an adventure to learn the truth behind their two worlds, eventually finding there are secrets that threaten the government’s totalitarian rule. Given the universal truth that youth are always going to move beyond the boundaries that society sets for them, Patema and Age are marvelous protagonists, perfectly driving the quest to uncover the lies around each turn of the plot. With a great concept and an engagingly intelligent story, director Yasuhiro Yoshiura coordinates equally incredible animation that takes full advantage of the inverted perspectives of its characters. Patema Inverted is a must-see for more than just anime fans, a wonderful animated sci-fi adventure that will delight audiences looking for substance with their spectacle.

Director Biography

Yoshiura is a Japanese writer and animator who graduated from Kyushu University. After the success of his third film Pale Cocoon in 2006, he moved to Tokyo and created the production company Studio Rikka.

Sponsored by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association, Delta Air Lines, MOViN 92.5

Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura
Principal Cast: Yukiyo Fujii, Shinya Fukumatsu, Masayuki Katô , Nobuhiko Okamoto, Shintarô Oohata
Country: Japan
Year: 2013
Running Time: 99 minutes
Producer: Michiru Ohshima, Mikio Ono
Screenplay: Yasushiro Yoshiura
Cinematographers: Yasushiro Yoshiura
Music: Michiru Oshima
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Time of Eve (2010)
Language: Japanese
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: DCP
US Distributor: GKids
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