From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa comes a hallucinogenic yet family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale of the little mermaid who falls in love with mankind, 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 musicon 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.

The screening on 5th November is also part of Animation Sunday and a pass for the event is available for £27 / £22 or for FREE with a LIFF 2017 Pass or see 6 films for the price of 5 (available by phone or in person only) - details here.

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