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A Letter to Momo Film's English-Subbed Trailer Posted

posted on 2011-08-05 14:00 EDT
Hiroyuki Okiura's 1st film since 2000's Jin-Roh to debut in Toronto next month


The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) began streaming a 59-second English-subtitled trailer for Hiroyuki Okiura and Production I.G's Momo e no Tegami (A Letter to Momo) film on Wednesday. The festival describes A Letter to Momo as follows:

After the loss of her father, young Momo moves to the old family house on a remote island: wooden buildings, terraced fields... and no shopping mall. Not too fond of the new environment, Momo is also feeling uneasy about an unfinished letter her father left behind with only two words: “Dear Momo.” Then, exploring the attic of her new house, she finds an antique book — and from that moment, strange happenings occur all around her.

The film will open in Japan during next spring's Golden Week holidays, but it will have its world premiere at TIFF, which runs from September 8 to September 18.

okiura spent seven years planning, writing, storyboarding, and directing the film; it is his first return to the proverbial director's chair since Jin-Roh in 2000. Yūko Hara, the keyboardist for the band Southern All Stars, spent five years on the theme song "Uruswashimahoroba ~Utsukushii Basho~."

Masashi Ando (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away) is overseeing the animation process. Among the animators on the team are Toshiyuki Inoue (Akira), Ei Inoue (The Cat Returns), Takeshi Honda (Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance), Tetsuya Nishio (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence), and Hiroyuki Aoyama (Summer Wars). Hiroshi Ohno (Kiki's Delivery Service) is serving as art director.

[Via Catsuka]


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