Momo e no tegami [A Letter to Momo] (2011)

Momo e no tegami
Director: Hiroyuki Okiura
Writer: Hiroyuki Okiura
Cast: Karen Miyama, Yuka, Toshiyuki Nishida [info on the cast is unfortunately very thin. Short of watching the film again and copying down the credits or learning Japanese, that’s all I can give you]
Part of: Anilogue

After the death of her father, Momo (Karen Miyama) and her mother (Yuka) move to the island her mother is from. Momo is torn up by her father’s death. All that remains of him is the beginning of a letter he wrote to her, stating simply “Dear Momo”. Since Momo’s mother is working a lot, Momo has basically all the time in the world to brood over that letter. But soon Momo notices that there are weird creatures living in her attic that nobody but her seems to be able to see. Even though these yōkai cause many problems for Momo, she starts to befriend them.

A Letter to Momo is a wonderful, cute, beautiful, extremely sad and very conciliatory film. I absolutely loved it.

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