Napping Princess

Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari


Sunday, Nov. 12 at 11:00am
Missouri History Museum

The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa is often dozing off, stuck between reality and a dream-world full of fantastic motorized contraptions. But after her father, a talented but mysterious mechanic, is arrested for stealing technology from a powerful corporation, it’s up to Kokone and her childhood friend Morio to save him. Together they realize that Kokone’s dream-world holds the answers to the mystery behind the stolen tech, and they embark on a journey that traverses dreams and reality, city and country, and past and present. Their mission uncovers a trail of clues to her father’s disappearance and ultimately a surprising revelation about Kokone’s family. Visionary director Kenji Kamiyama (“Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” and “Eden of the East”) delivers a sci-fi fantasy that effortlessly weaves together the rapidly evolving technology of today’s world with the fantastic imagination of the next generation.

110 min.

Directed by

Kenji Kamiyama

Film Category

Animation Spotlight Asian Focus SLIFF/Kids Family Films


Drama Family Film Science Fiction Thriller

Appropriate for ages 9 and older.

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