JICC, Embassy of Japan
March 13th, 2015
JiCC, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th St, NW Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036

Patema Inverted 

Friday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. 

© GKIDS, Inc. | 2013 | 99 min | Not Rated | In Japanese with English subtitles | Directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura 

Time of Eve director Yasuhiro Yoshiura brings us this perspective-twisting sci-fi adventure about two kids separated by opposite gravities. 

Patema lives in an underground world of tunnels, the long-abandoned ruins of
a giant industrial complex. Though she is a princess, she is held back by the rules imposed by the elders of her clan. One day when she is exploring in a forbidden zone, she is startled by a strange bat-like creature and tumbles headlong into a void - and out into the wide open world above the surface, a place with reversed physics, where if she let go she would "fall up" into the sky and be lost forever.

Age is a student on this surface world, a totalitarian society whose compliant population has been brainwashed against the "sinners who fell into the sky." When he spies Patema hanging upside-down from a tree, he pulls her down to safety, struggling with all his might to keep her earthbound as she grips on to him for dear life. Together their weights cancel each other out, and once they master the art of navigating competing gravitational forces, they set out to evade the leaders of Age's world and discover the secret that keeps their worlds apart. 

Winner of the Judges Award and Audience Award at the 2013 Scotland Loves Anime, and the Excellence Award at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival.  Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2013.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us at jicc@ws.mofa.go.jpin the event of cancellation. 

Doors open at 6:00 pm. No admission or re-entry after 7:00 pm.
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