Anime Film Festival 2019: Penguin Highway

Director: Hiroyasu Ishida
Duration: 118 min

An off-kilter sci-fi coming of age story from the creator of Night is Short, Walk on Girl.

Aoyama is a serious 10 year-old boy who records all of his day-to-day experiences in his notebook. One day in May, penguins inexplicably appear in his home town, despite being located a long way from the sea. When Aoyama sees “Big Sis” – a young woman who works at a dentist’s office – drop a soft drink can which inexplicably turns into a penguin, he decides to investigate and resolve the mystery behind these strange events.
Together with his classmates, Aoyama happens upon a strange phenomena which is surely the key to these goings-on. Will their investigation bear fruit, and just how is “Big Sis” linked to these occurrences?

General admission screenings

Sat 7th Sep

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