Tokyo Godfathers
Filmfest 2005

Essentially, a re-imagining of John Ford's classic 1948 movie THREE GODFATHERS, this charming and unexpectedly heroic yarn sees an abandoned baby girl adopted by three homeless derelicts; these unlikely custodians begin a hunt for the child's real parents, a quest that eventually involves the yakuza, and teaches each of the "three godfathers" something about themselves. Visually astonishing, vividly imagined and beautifully written, this is animation at its very best. Variety: "With its masterful grasp of comedy, pathos, social commentary and mystical weirdness, TOKYO GODFATHERS takes anime to a whole new level." Pure visual poetry. 2004 Edinburgh International Film Festival

tags: Animation


Director: Satoshi Kan