MIFF Releases Details for Patema Inverted Screening with Yasuhiro Yoshiura

posted on by Jon Hayward
As part of the Melbourne International Film Festival, Japanese director Yasuhiro Yoshiura will host Q & A sessions following Patema Inverted screenings from the 13th to the 16th of August;

Patema Inverted was previously announced to be licensed by Hanabee and part of the MIFF Official Selection for 2014. As part of the screenings, director Yasuhiro Yoshiura will be in attendance for a 20 minute Q & A session after the film and now MIFF and Hanabee have released details of the screenings and Q & A sessions. While all sessions are open to the public, the first two sessions on Wednesday and Friday are also designated as school screenings and school bookings can be made through ATOM at (03) 9525 5302 or by emailing online [at] General public can book tickets for all three screenings and view further information here.

  • Wednesday 13th August at 11:00am - ACMI: Cinema 2, Federation Square/Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC.
  • Friday 15th August at 11:00am - ACMI: Cinema 2, Federation Square/Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC.
  • Saturday 16th August at 1:30pm - Hoyts Melbourne Central: Cinema 11, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, Level 3/Swanston St, Melbourne VIC.

Patema Inverted

Spending her entire life living in a endless underground world of tunnels and shafts, Patema enjoys exploring the untold depths of her world, everywhere but the forbidden "danger zone". However Patema's curiosity gets the better of her and despite her caretaker's best wishes she ventures forth into the zone and finds a young boy, Eiji, standing on the ceiling. It turns out that Eiji is from another world and together they will discover a secret that will turn their respective worlds upside down.

Originally a four-part 7-minute ONA series called Patema Inverted: Beginning of the Day, a theatrical adaptation was announced on Christmas Day 2012. Yasuhiro Yoshiura went onto create the screenplay and direct the adaptation at Purple Cow Studio Japan. The film won both the Judge's award and the audience award at Edinburgh's Scotland Loves Animation festival in October 2013 and following on from their theatrical release, UK licensee Anime Limited ran a Kickstarter to fund the "Patema Inverted - Ultimate Edition". GKids has licensed Patema Inverted for North America.

Yasuhiro Yoshiura

"An enthusiastic participant in all phases of the production process, Mr.Yoshiura heralds the arrival of the next zeitgeist in anime." - Hanabee

Yasuhiro Yoshiura graduated from the Kyushu University of Design in 2003, moved to Tokyo and wrote and directed Pale Cocoon, a 23 minute science fiction OVA set in a post apocalyptic world. After completing Pale Cocoon Yasuhiro went onto create Time of Eve, a six episode ONA series that was streamed on Yahoo! Japan in August 2008. He continued on with Time on Eve, adapting the series into a theatrical film that was released in August 2010. Yasuhiro has also contributed designs to Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. His latest project is directing the 2014 Anime Mirai project Harmonie at Ultra Super Pictures.

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