15 December, 2019 6:30 PM

TOKYO GODFATHERS

Satoshi Kon, Japan, 2003 | 97 minutes
15 December, 2019 6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Address:
Kayani Avenue, Hackney, London, N4 2HF

Homeless trio – alcoholic Gin, runaway Miyuki and transgender Hana – have been brought together by their unfortunate circumstance. When they find a baby on the streets of Tokyo at Christmas, they decide to return it to its real mother – but completing their good deed isn’t as simple as they imagined.

The screening will follow a talk on Homelessness and (un)traditional families by curator and researcher Silvia Caso.

GUEST SPEAKER

Silvia Caso

Silvia Caso is an art professional and researcher. Originally from Italy, where Japanese anime and manga are extremely popular, when the moment to enroll to university came, she decided to study Japanese and Japanese Art with dreams of becoming a manga artist. After her degree, Silvia lived in Tokyo interning at a national museum. Here in the UK, she has worked for an organisation with strong ties to Japan, and, having recently graduated from Goldsmiths, she is carrying out a research project on Japanese non-urban spaces.