During a Christmas Eve in Tokyo, a ragtag homeless trio discovers an abandoned newborn while looking through the bins for food. With only a handful of clues to the baby’s identity, the three misfits search the city to try and reunite the child with its parents. A funny and poignant tale of the importance of family that has become an unconventional animated Christmas classic.
‘For all its echoes of Frank Capra and Charlie Chaplin, the movie is also a love letter to modern Tokyo, whose alleyways and skyscrapers are drafted with flawless precision and tinted with tenderness and warmth.’
Dana Stevens, The New York Times
‘With its masterful grasp of comedy, pathos, social commentary and mystical weirdness, Tokyo Godfathers takes anime to a whole new level.’
Ken Eisner, Variety
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We showed Tokyo Godfathers between December 6, 2021 and December 7, 2021.
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What else is on?
Today (Monday 27th March)
The Age of Innocence U2h 18m
Close 12A1h 44m | French, Flemish & Dutch w/ English subtitles
Tomorrow (Tuesday 28th March)
Creature 12A1h 28m
Broker 12A2h 9m | Korean w/ English subtitles
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!