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
What else is on?
Today (Tuesday 26th September)
Tomorrow (Wednesday 27th September)
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!