Penguin Highway


Friday, Apr. 12th


Hiroyasu Ishida


Tomihiko Morimi (novel), Makoto Ueda (screenplay: EUROPE-KIKAKU)

Beginning: Friday, April 12th 2019

Runtime: 119 min

NR / 2018

Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of the penguins is a woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure!


Penguin Highway is an adaptation of Tomihiko Morimi’s best-selling novel and manga by the same name. Directed by Hiroyasu Ishida, the film won the Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation award at the Fantasia International Film Festival for best animated feature and has also been nominated for the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.

The film will screen with the original Japanese dialogue with subtitles as well as the English dub.