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Directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura

Japan 2013 98 mins.

“An exhilarating tale of star-crossed love and overcoming impossible odds, Patema Inverted is the richly inventive new film from young gun of the anime scene, Yasuhiro Yoshiura. In a distant future, rebellious teenager Patema lives underground in a grim industrial complex. Exploring the outer boundaries of her home one day, she stumbles into a hole and starts falling…up. Caught upside down, she is discovered by thoughtful surface-walker Age. Realizing that gravity works on each of them in different directions, the two embark on a perilous mission to uncover the dark forces ruling the world they thought they knew.”—Melbourne International Film Festival.

Genres: Animation, Sci-Fi



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