NY Int'l Children's Film Fest to Host Patema Inverted Premiere

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Latest film by Yasuhiro Yoshiura has N. American premiere in March

The New York International Children's Festival announced on Tuesday that it will be hosting the North American premiere of the anime film Patema Inverted by Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Time of Eve, Pale Cocoon). The festival will run from March 7 to 30.

Patema Inverted takes place in an underground world where tunnels extend everywhere. Even though they live in dark and confined spaces, people wear protective clothes and lead quiet and enjoyable lives. Patema, a princess in her underground village, loves to explore the tunnels. Her favorite place is a "danger zone" that her village prohibits people from entering. Even though she's scolded, Patema's curiosity can't be held back. No one ever explained what the supposed danger was.

On her usual trip to the "danger zone," Patema faces unexpected events. When hidden secrets come to light, the story begins to unfold, starting with a boy who lives upside-down to her world. "When you let go of her arm, the girl falls to the sky."

Patema Inverted premiered at France's Annecy animation festival in June 2013, and it won the Judge's Award and the Audience Award at Edinburgh's Scotland Loves Animation festival last fall. GKIDS plans to release the film to more of North America this year or later.

Source: Animation Scoop

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