“BLIND WILLOW, SLEEPING WOMAN”


sleeping-woman bus-stop 8-oclock kitchen K-shot corridor

wake up!  An earthquake and a giant frog help characters to reveal “truths they’ve been hiding from themselves.”

This film is aimed not only at the millions of Murakami fans around the world, but also at a public into innovative story telling which has been defined as magical realism, and for which animation is a great medium. Stories are made up of memories, dreams and fantasies, influenced by individual visions of the earthquake – in the form of evil trees, a giant worm, a secret wish, an unknown password, a mysterious empty box and dark endless corridors – in which the main characters try to reconnect with who they really are.

 

sketches

woman sleeping copy corridor katagiri mug kyoko profile plane katagiri living room Manager kyoko in the clouds katagiri profile red manager 1 shimao close up kitchen grey Old man Shimao vector-01 katagiri close up old man again shimao soul kitchen wh OnlyOneWish komura strangle worm - face scribble katagiri shot

 

directed by Pierre Földes
animation feature film project adapted from short stories by Haruki Murakami


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