Toki o Kakeru Shōjo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) 2006 PG

6.00PM Fri 16 Aug 2019 (1hr 38mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

‘When timid high schooler Makoto is ejected from her bike onto the path of an oncoming train, her end seems imminent. Thanks to a mysterious device she encountered earlier, however, she cheats death and learns she has gained the ability to leap through time. What begins as a wish-fulfilment fantasy of avoiding responsibilities soon turns into a weightier exercise in morality, as Makoto is forced to reckon with the results of her actions, which start to take on life-or-death consequences. Hosoda’s first feature film outside the realm of established franchises is a calling card for his inventiveness, showcasing his penchant for varied styles of animation, time travel vortexes and ruminations on the linearity of time. His themes are simultaneously laid bare and complicated by stylistic and narrative details, brilliantly exemplified in Makoto’s friend, Kazuko, an art historian working to restore a precious painting from the degradation of time.’ Harvard Film Archive

CREDITS

DIGITAL VIDEO, COLOUR, STEREO, 98 MINUTES, JAPAN, JAPANESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: MAMORU HOSODA / PRODUCER: SHIN'ICHIRÔ INOUE, TSUGUHIKO KADOKAWA, JUNGO MARUTA / SCRIPT: SATAKO OKUDERA, YASAKUTA TSUTSUI (NOVEL) / CINEMATOGRAPHER: YOSHIHIRO TOMITA / EDITOR: SHIGERU NISHIYAMA / ART DIRECTOR: NIZÔ YAMAMOTO / MUSIC: KIYOSHI YOSHIDA / CAST: RIISA NAKA, TAKUYA ISHIDA, MITSUTAKA ITAKURA, AYAMI KAKIUCHI, MITSUKI TANIMURA / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT