GKIDS Partners with Fathom Events on June 2nd for an Exclusive Fan Preview Event of a New Feature from Director Ayumu Watanabe and STUDIO 4°C
Limited Theatrical Run from GKIDS Begins June 3rd
GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of multiple Academy Award nominated animated features, announced today it will bring FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO, the latest feature from lauded Studio 4°C (Children of the Sea, Tekkonkinkreet, Mind Game, MFKZ), and esteemed director Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea) to theaters nationwide this June. GKIDS, continuing their partnership with Fathom Events, will hold fan preview events for FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO playing in cinemas nationwide on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Fan preview events will be followed by a limited theatrical release by GKIDS starting June 3, 2022. In addition to the full feature, audiences will see an introduction to the film by Director Ayumu Watanabe and Creative Producer Sanma Akashiya exclusive to the Fathom Events screenings.
Planned and produced by Japanese comedy legend Sanma Akashiya, FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO follows the lives of loud and boisterous single mother Nikuko and her reserved daughter Kikuko, whose otherwise quiet life in a small seaside village is frequently disrupted by her mother’s comedic antics. The release marks the next collaboration between the GKIDS and STUDIO 4°C, following GKIDS’ local distribution of previous STUDIO 4°C works Children of the Sea (from Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko’s director Ayumu Watanabe), MFKZ, Mind Game, Genius Party, and Genius Party Beyond.
Tickets will be available beginning April 29th at FathomEvents.com, NikukoMovie.com and participating theater box offices. The ticket on-sale date may vary based on local cinemas, so please check back often. (Theaters and participants are subject to change).
From acclaimed director Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea) and STUDIO4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, Mind Game) comes a heartwarming and moving comedy-drama with touches of magical realism. Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko is about an unconventional family and the bonds that they share in their sleepy seaside town.
Brash single mother Nikuko is well-known for her bold spirit, much to the embarrassment of Kikuko, her pensive yet imaginative daughter. In contrast to her mother, Kikuko wants nothing more than to fit in as she navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school. Life in the harbor is peaceful until a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair’s tender relationship.