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PATEMA INVERTED Unclassified | Next Gen

Sakasama no Patema

Next Gen | Feature
D Yasuhiro Yoshiura | Japan, 2013
L Japanese
Tags: Action, Animation, Australian Premiere, Coming of Age, First Timers, Satire, Science-Fiction

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.

D/S Yasuhiro Yoshiura P Mikio Ono Dist Hanabee Entertainment L Japanese w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013

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