Japanese Currents 2013: WOLF CHILDREN


In this new anime from former Studio Ghibli animator and acclaimed director (SUMMER WARS) Mamoru Hosoda, a university student named Hana falls in love with a mysterious drifter who turns out to be a wolf-spirit, shape-shifting between canine and human form. When he disappears, Hana must raise their two shape-shifting wolf children alone. But how do you keep wolf children from gnawing on table legs and howling all night? Do you take them to a pediatrician or veterinarian? Fearing discovery, Hana moves to an isolated home in the mountains where Japan’s ancient wolves once lived and where she hopes her children can grow up in peace. A stunning, poignant film that will charm audiences of all ages, WOLF CHILDREN was named Best Animated Film at the 2013 Japanese Academy Awards. (117 mins.)

Sponsored by Shigezo.


Special thanks to the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, with additional support from Sapporo USA, the Japan America Society of Oregon, and the Consular Office of Japan in Portland.

WOLF CHILDREN screens Saturday, December 14 at 4pm and Sunday, December 15 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum) as part of the 2013 edition of our annual Japanese Currents series.

Tickets are available here or at the door.

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