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Directed by Kitarô Kôsaka

Japan 2018 120 mins. In Japanese with subtitles

Former assistant to legendary Studio Ghibli master Hayao Miyazaki, Kitarô Kôsaka’s latest film (and first in 12 years) is a delightful, colorful tale of Okko, a young girl who, after losing her parents, relocates to the countryside to live with Grandma and Grandpa. The elders run a traditional inn built on sacred ground, with a pristine ancient spring that has mysterious powers, but which also houses friendly ghosts. As Okko acclimates to her new life and begins training to be the next innkeeper, the ghosts play an increasingly central role, helping her navigate this new terrain in unexpected and charming ways. Okko’s Inn is an emotional and spiritual journey into one girl’s navigation of the unknown—but with a little help, it’s not that scary to navigate! Ages 9+.

Filmography: Nasu: Summer in Andalusia (2003), Nasu: Suitcase No Wataridori (2007)

Sponsored by Consular Office of Japan in Portland

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