PATEMA INVERTED Unclassified | Next Gen
Sakasama no Patema
If you can't trust gravity, then what can you trust?
An exhilarating tale of star-crossed love and overcoming impossible odds, Patema Inverted is the richly inventive new film from young gun of the anime scene, Yasuhiro Yoshiura.
In a distant future, rebellious teenager Patema lives underground in a grim industrial complex. Exploring the outer boundaries of her home one day, she stumbles into a hole and starts falling ... up. Caught upside down, she is discovered by thoughtful surface-walker Age. Realising that gravity works on each of them in different directions, the two embark on a perilous mission to uncover the dark forces ruling the world they thought they knew.
"Nicely complex and challenging ... an assured and enjoyable piece of storytelling." – Screen
Yasuhiro Yoshiura is a festival guest.
This event was part of our 2014 Festival. To learn more about this year's MIFF, visit here