Anime

Ancien and the Magic Tablet (ひるね姫~知らないワタシの物語)

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With hearts united, we can fly - an adventure through dreams and reality

Screened as part of JFF 2017

In Kokone Morikawa’s dreams she is the sorcerer princess Ancien who, with the aid of a magic tablet, can bring inanimate objects—from her adorable toy dog Joy to flying cars—to life in a kingdom called Heartland. But her magic tablet is taken away, and she must retrieve it to help the defeat the evil Colossus.

In real life, it’s three days before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Kokone should be studying for her exams, but she keeps falling asleep. Business is slow, but her mechanic father, Momotaro, seems preoccupied with tinkering with self-driving software. Kokone never knew her mother and her father rarely talks about her—or anything else, instead communicating with Kokone by text. When Momotaro is suddenly thrown into jail, Kokone’s real life and dream world start to merge. Guided by her dreams, she sets off to find her dad.

日本語の解説は映画.comへ

This sweet film alternates between Kokone’s science fiction-inspired dreams and the glimmering beauty of her life in Okayama. With nods to the story of sleepy but brave Okayama folk hero Momotaro, Ancien and the Magic Tablet is a multilayered story of spirited adventure as Kokone realises her dreams may hold the key to unlocking the mystery behind her present.

Year: 2017

Length: 110

Format: DCP colour

Classification rating: All

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Genre: Anime

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Date Time Location City Special Events
Concluded - GU Film House Adelaide - adelaide
Concluded - Hoyts Carousel - perth
Concluded - Event Cinemas Brisbane City Myer Centre - brisbane
Concluded - ACMI Melbourne - melbourne
Concluded - ACMI Melbourne - melbourne
Concluded - Event Cinemas George Street - sydney
Concluded - Event Cinemas George Street - sydney
Concluded - GU Film House Adelaide - adelaide

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Cast & Crew

Director
Kenji Kamiyama/
Producer
Signal.MD/
Screenplay
Kenji Kamiyama/
Cast
Mitsuki Takahata/
Shinnosuke Mitsushima/
Arata Furuta/
Hideki Takahashi/