The Loft Kids Fest At Home

Patema Inverted


Part of a very special “couch surfing” edition of The Loft Kids Fest that we’re calling The Loft Kids Fest At Home! 

Step 1 – Watch our special Daily Kids Fest Bonus Video! Click HERE to watch.
Step 2 – Watch the Oscar-winning short film, Mr. Hublot (2013, France, 11 mins.)! Click HERE to watch.
Step 3 – Watch Patema Inverted FREE on KANOPY! Click HERE to watch.

Questions? Check out our Loft Kids Fest at Home FAQ for more information!

Thanks to our community partner, Center for Creative Photography

From visionary director Yasuhiro Yoshiura comes a thrilling sci-fi adventure about two kids separated by opposite gravities.

“The sky is quite literally the limit in this very strong, very clever anime set in an upside-down bizarro-world.” – Anton Bidel, Little White Lies

Patema is an orphan who lives in an underground world of tunnels, the long-abandoned ruins for a giant industrial complex. Though she is a princess, she is held back by the rules imposed by the elders of her clan.   One day when she is exploring in the forbidden zone, she is startled by a strange bat-like creature and tumbles headlong into a void – and out into the world above the surface, a place with reversed physics, where if she let go she would “fall up” into the sky and be lost forever. Age is a student on this surface world, and when he sees Patema hanging upside-down from a tree, he pulls her down to safety, struggling to keep her earthbound. Together, they master the art of navigating competing gravitational forces and set out to discover the secret that keeps their worlds apart. (Dir. by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, 2013, Japan, in English, 98 mins., Not Rated/ recommended for ages 8+)

*TODAY’S CLUE* In Patema Inverted, Patema’s upside down adventures begin when she enters: A. The Danger Zone B. A fast food restaurant C. A swimming pool D. Candyland

Support for The Loft Kids Fest At Home 2020 is provided by the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, funded by the City of Tucson and Pima County, with additional support from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.