Oblivion Island World Premiere - English Language Version

Nov 23rd 2011
NOCTURNA - BACK AFTER FIVE YEARS!
Nov 24-27, 11:00am - IFC Center
Recommended ages 5+

OBLIVION ISLAND
WORLD PREMIERE - ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION
Dec 3-4 & 10-11, 11:00am - IFC Center
Recommended ages 7+

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NOCTURNA
Thursday - Sunday, November 24-27, 11:00am - IFC Center
In English - Recommended ages 5 to adult

Visually stunning and wildly inventive, this film explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping nocturnal adventure full of Alice in Wonderland-like characters and moody, dream-inspired landscapes. Have you ever wondered why your hair looks funny in the morning or where the sounds outside your window come from at night? A young boy named Tim finds out after an unusual discovery on the rooftop of his orphanage plunges him into the secret world of Nocturna, inhabited by curious creatures who control the night.

There are hairdressers who specialize in bed-heads, dream writers, and a vast herd of guardian cats led by the gigantic Cat Shepherd. Yet this world is in danger: the stars in the sky are disappearing, kids are becoming restless at night, and a mysterious shadow creature is haunting the empty streets, extinguishing anything that gives off light. If Tim and the Cat Shepherd can't set things right, nighttime will never be the same! Bold anime-influenced character design and beautiful, fluid 2D animation help to create a fantastic dream world that balances the magical with a touch of menace. Tim and the audience ultimately learn that the night doesn't have to be so scary after all.

OBLIVION ISLAND
Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4, 11:00am - IFC Center
Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11, 11:00am - IFC Center
In English - Recommended ages 7 to adult

WORLD PREMIERE - ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION. The creators of Ghost in the Shell mix exquisitely detailed 2D backgrounds with modern 3D character designs in a dazzling animated adventure that plays like Alice's fall through the rabbit hole into a world of topsy-turvy, anime dream-logic. When Haruka misplaces a hand-mirror that was a keepsake from her mother, she stumbles upon a portal to the subterranean world of Oblivion Island, a place where strange masked creatures gather up all the childhood trinkets humans abandon as they grow older, and attend Dream Theaters where they can watch and feel the memories locked in these forgotten objects.

The land is ruled by an evil overlord, The Baron, who craves the power created by the memories locked in Haruka's cherished hand-mirror - a power that will allow him to rise beyond his world of discards and take over the world of humans! Aided by Teo, a lowly junk collector, and Cotton, her old stuffed animal brought back to life, Haruka struggles to recapture the mirror from the Baron, and to rediscover the fleeting moments of childhood love and friendship that are among life's most precious treasures.

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