Tokyo Godfathers [東京ゴッドファーザーズ]


Directed By: Satoshi Kon

April 6, 2003 / Japanese / 92 min

On Christmas Eve, three quirky homeless people find an abandoned newborn in a dumpster and search through a Tokyo night to find its parents. Anime legend Satoshi Kon’s caper-comedy is another in a line of Japanese films, such as last semester’s Shoplifters, that ask “what makes a family?”

For a preview of Tokyo Godfathers by IC directors, listen to the IC podcast, “From the Booth” ep 3.23 Week 14 Preview from winter 2020.

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Screened Semesters:

  • 2020 Winter (Streamed)