Dark December: Tokyo Godfathers


ByTowne Cinema Sat, Dec 10, 2022 9:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2003
Production Country:Japan
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Satoshi Kon
Cast:Aya Okamoto
Yoshiaki Umegaki
Tohru Emori
Satomi Korogi
Mamiko Noto


“A beautiful, hilarious movie and one that cemented Kon Satoshi as a visionary and narrative master.” - Nerdist Next up in our "Dark December" series is Kon Satoshi's exuberant fable about three homeless misfits who discover an abandoned newborn on Christmas Eve. From there, a makeshift family is formed to care for the mystery foundling (christened ?“Kiyoko,” the Japanese equivalent to ?“Silent Night”) and a madcap journey across snowy Tokyo ensues to reunite the baby with her birth parents. Kon threads miracles, cosmic coincidence, and a startling amount of real-world malady into this rambunctious yuletide tale, co-written with "Cowboy Bebop" scribe Nobumoto Keiko. The touchingly humanist film, easily Kon’s most accessible, was yet another critical darling for the anime auteur, earning him the best director prize at the Tokyo Anime Awards.