Saturday Matinee: Momo

“Momo” (1986) is an Italian/German fantasy film directed by Johannes Schaaf and based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Michael Ende (The Neverending Story). The plot explores the concept of time through the journey of Momo, a girl whose extraordinary personality puts her at odds with the Men in Grey, shady representatives of the Timesavings Bank who steal the time of all her neighbors in the village. Momo features the final performance of writer/director/actor John Huston.


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