Pom Poko (Heisei tanuki gassen ponpoko)
Dir: Isao Takahata
Japan, 1994, 119min, DCP
With an innate power to change shape, an enclave of tanuki threatened by encroaching urban development commences a campaign of trickery at construction sites, striving to frighten off human beings. In an enchanting fantasy sequence that is at once scary and funny, the tanuki stages the largest march of resistance, only to end up in a merciless defeat. Vacillating between poetic realism and comic cartoonishness, Takahata transforms the enchantment of Japanese folklore into a parable reflecting ecological concerns and condemnation of progress at the expense of nature.
© 1994 Hatake Jimusho – GNH
1995 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Best Animated Feature Film
1.7.2018 (SUN): Post-screening seminar with Tsukioka Sadao (long-time creative partner of Isao Takahata at Toei Animation), Neco Lo and Alvin Tse
Free Admission. Conducted in Cantonese & Japanese
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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