Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre Volume 1 (ちいさな英雄-カニとタマゴと透明人間)

Some scenes may scare very young children
Yonebayashi Hiromasa, Momose Yoshiyuki & Yamashita Akihiko

Fathom Events and GKIDS partner Studio Ponoc to bring Modest Heroes, an ambitious anthology of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today, to cinemas this December.
Together, the stories (Kanini & Kanino, Life Ain’t Gonna Lose, Invisible) explore ideas of heroism in everyday life, and the infinite potential of the short film format allows the directors and Studio Ponoc to experiment with breathtaking, action-packed visuals, concise human drama, and gorgeous fantasy worlds in this unforgettable showcase that is further demonstration of the studio’s exciting future.

Modest Heroes is an ambitious collection of three thrilling tales, produced by acclaimed Studio Ponoc, the animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award-nominee Nishimura Yoshiaki (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) and featuring many artists from the beloved and esteemed Studio Ghibli.

This action-packed, beautifully animated short film anthology is brought to life by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today. In Kanini & Kanino, directed by Yonebayashi Hiromasa, two crab siblings embark on a grand underwater adventure to find their father, after he’s carried off downstream. In Life Ain’t Gonna Lose, acclaimed animator Momose Yoshiyuki (key animator on Takahata Isao’s films at Studio Ghibli) makes his directorial debut with a very different kind of story. Eight-year-old Shun loves baseball and running – only his allergy to eggs can defeat him. In Invisible, the directing debut of Yamashita Akihiko (a key animator on many of Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki Hayao’s best-loved films), a man goes through his day in a world where no one can see him.

Together, the three stories explore ideas of heroism in everyday life. The infinite potential of the short film format allows these celebrated directors to experiment with breathtaking and dynamic visuals, concise human drama and gorgeous fantasy worlds.

Session Times

Sun 25 August 2019
3:00 pm
No Comps