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Hiroyuki Okiura’s highly anticipated second directorial effort A Letter to Momo (Momo e no Tegami) will be screened in the Tyneside Cinema as part of he Japan Foundation’s film season It Only Happens In The Movies? Japanese Cinema And Encounters on Sunday 7th March. After the success of Jin Roh: The World Brigade, Okiura’s style remains consistent as it combines traditional Japanese anime-style visuals with a heart-warming narrative.

The film tells the story of 11-year-old Momo. Following the death of her father, Momo moves to an old family house on a remote island. However, time in this place seems to have stopped – the lack of big shopping centres and the weary presence of old churches and big wooden buildings is distressing. Momo has another reason to be uneasy. Her father left her a letter just before he passed, however it says nothing else but “Dear Momo.” One day, Momo goes to the attic and stumbles upon an ancient-looking book and three bizarre creatures that take her on an adventure of a lifetime.

A Letter to Momo has a dedicated team of top-notch names in the anime industry and seven years behind its back. It certainly promises a unique film experience for all anime lovers.

A Letter to Momo screens at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle on Sunday 7th March.

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