Penguin Highway (PG)
Director: Hiroyasu Ishida
Japan, 2018, 117 minutes, English dubbed
Why are penguins invading his town, even though it’s far from the sea? 10-year-old Aoyama tries to solve the mystery in this imaginative sci-fi anime celebrating the joy of discovery.
"If you love the surreal nature of Masaaki Yuasa’s work and the more whimsical nature of Studio Ghibli or Makoto Shinkai, then you’ll likely find a lot to love about Penguin Highway." - Anime UK News
"this eccentric Japanese mystery ranks among the country's more delightful exports." - Variety
"an irresistibly out-there mystery that plays like a cross between “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Stranger Things,” if either of those influences’ sense of horror were replaced with wonder, and their weird happenings took place in broad daylight rather than more atmospheric darkness." - Variety
Aberystwyth Arts, Saturday 25th March 2.30pm