Film screening. Tokyo Godfathers


From 21 July 2019




Garage Screen summer cinema
Film screening. Tokyo Godfathers Film screening. Tokyo Godfathers


One Christmas Eve, three homeless people find a baby and go searching for her parents. The moving Christmas tale about finding a true family is one of the most important and unusual works by one of the greatest animators Satoshi Kon.

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people—Gin, a former bicycle racer now broke; a trans woman named Hana; and a runaway teenager Miyuki—find a baby in a pile of garbage. Distrustful of the police, they embark on a journey to find her parents, starting a sequence of strange events and encounters.

Much of Satoshi Kon’s work (Perfect Blue, Paprika, Paranoia Agent) explores the blurring of the lines between fantasy and reality, but in Tokyo Godfathers, co-directed with Shôgo Furuya, his main focus is on the disintegration of the family in contemporary Japan (although imagination still does play an important part in the story). A Christmas tale with subtle notes of tragedy and melancholy, the film was inspired by Peter B. Kyne’s bestselling novel The Three Godfathers, which has seen a number of screen adaptations.


Tokyo Godfathers
Directors: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya
Japan, 2003. 93 min. 16




Standard: 350 RUB
Student: 250 RUB*

 Garage Members: 175 RUB.


Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

To book members’ tickets, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email Booked tickets must be paid for no later than 30 minutes before the screening.

Film will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

* For students of 18 to 25 years old with student ID
** Please bring proof of eligibility