Plays Wednesday, April 3 at 7 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Icons of Anime Film Series
Directed by Satoshi Kon. Middle-aged alcoholic Gin, teenage runaway Miyuki (Candice Moore) and former drag queen Hana are a trio of homeless people surviving as a makeshift family on the streets of Tokyo. While rummaging in the trash for food on Christmas Eve, they stumble upon an abandoned newborn baby in a trash bin. With only a handful of clues to the baby’s identity, the three misfits search the streets of Tokyo for help in returning the baby to its parents. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
2003. 97 min. Comedy/Drama/Anime. PG-13
Sponsored by U-M Center for Japanese Studies