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  • Director

    Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose, Akihiko Yamashita

  • Starring

    Fumino Kimura, Rio Suzuki, Maggie Q, Henry Kaufman, Liam O’Brien, Mick Wingert

  • Run Time

    54 mins

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  • Produced by: Yoshiaki Nishimura

  • Music: Takatsugu Muramatsu, Masanori Shimada, Yasutaka Nakata

  • Screenplay by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose, Akihiko Yamashita

Director Bio

Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose, Akihiko Yamashita

P&I - Director Bio

Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director of Kanini & Kanino, Academy Award-nominee When Marnie Was There, and Mary and the Witch's Flower.

Yoshiyuki Momose, director of Life Ain’t Gonna Lose and key animator on Isao Takahata's films at Studio Ghibli.

Akihiko Yamashita, director of Invisible and key animator on many of Hayao Miyazaki's best-known films.


Modest Heroes — Ponoc Short Films Theatre


Japan’s Studio Ponoc has been cited as the successor to the world-famous Studio Ghibli. After it was announced that Ghibli would be shutting down production in 2014, a team of Ghibli’s directors established Studio Ponoc.

This anthology of three short animated films showcases why Japan’s distinctive approach to graphic storytelling is celebrated around the world, featuring three individual award-winning directors who share their unique visions. [PG]

Presented in association with SCOTLAND LOVES ANIME

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