Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre Vol. 1 Movie


Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre Vol. 1

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2019 | Adventure 2D

MODEST HEROES, is an ambitious collection of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today.

U.S. Release Date

Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre Vol. 1 release date was Thursday, January 10, 2019. This was a 1 Day Only release.

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Maggie Q

Directed by

Hiromasa Yonebayashi



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Rating MPAA

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English (subtitled), English


There are three stories in the anthology: Kanini & Kanino, Life Ain't Gonna Lose, and Invisible. Kanini & Kanino is directed by Academy Award-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There, Mary and The Witch's Flower); Life Ain't Gonna Lose, featuring the voice of Maggie Q (Nikita, Designated Survivor), is helmed by Yoshiyuki Momose; and Invisible director Akihiko Yamashita. Together, the stories explore ideas of heroism in their own unique way, fully utilizing the infinite visual and storytelling potential of the short film format.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • MODEST HEROES comes to more than 500 U.S. cinemas on Thursday, January 10 at 7 p.m. local time (in English) and Saturday, January 12 at 12:55 p.m. local time (in Japanese with English subtitles). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

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