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Skwigly Film Club #22 – Tokyo Godfathers

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Presenting episode 22 of the Skwigly Film Club!

In our twenty-second episode we press play on the late Satoshi Kon’s 2003 Japanese tragicomic holiday anime feature film Tokyo Godfathers, which was re-released earlier this year.

In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people’s lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together. Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop) and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki (EarthBound), Tokyo Godfathers is a masterpiece by turns heartfelt, hilarious and highly original, a tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

Presented by Ben Mitchell, Steve Henderson and Laura-Beth Cowley
Produced by Ben Mitchell

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