LU OVER THE WALL (夜明け告げるルーのうた)

Directed by: Yuasa Masaaki 2017 | 112 min.

Section: Planet Anime

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere


From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa, comes a hallucinogenic-but-family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale of the little mermaid who falls in love with humankind, and then comes ashore to join a dysfunctional middle school rock band and propel them to fame.

New kid Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking and isolated in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. When he demonstrates a proficiency at making music on his synthesizer, his classmates invite him to join their nascent garage band, but their practice sessions soon bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance – whether they want to or not. Winner of the grand prize at Annecy, LU OVER THE WALL a toe-tapping, feel-good demonstration of Yuasa’s genre-mixing mastery that will leave you humming long after you leave the theater.


Saturday, November 04 3:00 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed
Sunday, November 12 5:15 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Yuasa Masaaki
Screenwriter Reiko Yoshida
Producer Choi Eunyoung
Cast Akira Emoto, Minako Kotobuki, Shota Shimoda, Shinichi Shinohara, Kanon Tani
Cinematographer Batisto Perón

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