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Patema Inverted to Screen in Philadelphia, Boston

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts will screen on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

The Philidelphia International Children's Festival and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts will host subtitled screenings of the anime film Patema Inverted by Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Time of Eve, Pale Cocoon). Patema Inverted screen at the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. It will screen at the festival on June 8 at 5:00 p.m.

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.

British distributor Anime Limited ran a Kickstarter campaign to release the film with an English dub in the United Kingdom.

Thanks to Patrick McClafferty and WTK for the news tip

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