This program comprises 7 works from award-winning works of the Animation Division from the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival.
Animation Division : Award-winning Works
“Wandering mouse” (2019)
TSUKIJI Nohara [Japan]
Tsukiji Fish Market, a famous fish market in Japan, moved in 2018. This is the story of a rat that has lost paradise.
“GON, THE LITTLE FOX” (2019)
YASHIRO Takeshi [Japan]
When Gon, a playful orphaned fox, finds that young Hyoju has lost his mother, he tries to comfort him and make amends for his own earlier mischiefs by secretly bringing small gifts to the young man every day. But Hyoju doesn’t realize who is behind the anonymous gifts, and the two are headed for a heartbreaking climax.
“Elephant in the bath house” (2019)
CHENG Jialin [China]
In the 90s, I lived in the residential area next to the factory.
One day I found an elephant in the employee bathhouse where I used to go.
Henceforth,I embarked on a special experience.
“Daughter(Official trailer)” (2019)
Daria KASHCHEEVA [Russia]
In a hospital room, the Daughter recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her Father. A moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace has stretched into many years all the way to this hospital room, until the moment when a window pane breaks under the impact of a little bird.
“Nettle Head” (2019)
Paul E. CABON [France]
Bastien and his two friends enter the forbidden area. In the ruins and the toxic haze, something is waiting…
“Weathering With You (Trailer #2)” (2019)
SHINKAI Makoto [Japan]
This film is set in Tokyo during a period of nonstop rain. It tells the story of Hodaka, a boy who flees from his native island on a ferry and meets Hina, an orphan girl who lives with her younger brother. Hina has the mysterious power of clearing the sky by praying. Hodaka and Hina start a business that fulfills their clients’ requests to clear the sky for special events. The cost of this to Hina’s ability, along with the burden of people’s expectations, however, start to bring about a dramatic shift in fate for them.
“Children of the Sea (Official trailer 2)” (2019)
WATANABE Ayumu [Japan]
When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange songs from the sea as she does. Ruka’s dad and the other adults are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the worldwide mystery at the sea.