Sakura Shorts

Runtime: 94 min.
Age: 16+

Косички
Pigtails

Year: 2015
Country: Japan
Director: Yoshimi Itazu
Genre: Animation
Язык: Japanese
Runtime: 29 min.

“The earth shook. The sea roared. And then… There is a small house solitary standing by the seaside. A young girl has been living there alone since that fateful day. Mail is no longer delivered, but even this morning, she’s hanging out the laundry as usual. She’s unaware that all around her, the clothes pegs are quarreling, the pillow argues with the umbrella about the outside world, and the new toothbrush is unsuccessfully trying to charm the grumpy older ones. Do objects exist to be used until they are consumed or broken? Are they afraid of being thrown away once their life cycle is complete? A delicate story of hope in a cruel and gentle world after an unnamed disaster.

Награды и фестивали:

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival - Platinum Remi Award
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival - Best Animated Short
IndieFEST International Film Festival - Achievement Award
Accolade International Competition - Best Animated Film

Лисьи страхи
Fox Fears

Year: 2015
Country: Japan
Director: Miyo Sato
Genre: Animation
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Runtime: 8 min.

It was a night festival in a village. A young boy, Bunroku was out having fun with his friends. On the way, they stopped by a clog shop, where he found out about an old superstition that he would turn into a fox.

Питание
Feed

Year: 2016
Country: Japan
Director: Okazaki Eri
Genre: Animation
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Runtime: 7 min.

Two enormous creatures count down the end of a day, food is served as it was the day before. Children feed their goat as usual, feeling uneasy about their own daily life.

«Парад» Сати
“Parade”de Satie

Year: 2016
Country: Japan
Director: Koji Yamamura
Genre: Animation
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Runtime: 14 min.

A parade for three managers and four performers, mixing quotes taken from French composer Erik Satie's essays on the music he composed for the 1916 ballet "Parade". The famous realist ballet is brought back to life.

Награды и фестивали:

Hiroshima International Animation Festival - Special Prize
Cyprus Countryside Animation Festival - Special Mention
BuSho International Film Festival - Best Animated Film
Vienna International Independent Film Festival - Best Animated Film

Лес цветущих деревьев
Forest This Flower Bloom

Year: 2015
Country: Japan
Director: Tomoyasu Murata
Genre: Animation
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Runtime: 11 min.

A horse puppet wanders into a silver world and pauses before an ethereal flower. Murata reimagines Bunraku puppets in a moonscape created with the latest computer animation techniques. Created in response to the Fukushima meltdowns, this work strives to express mujō (無常), which is often translated as impermanence in English. Dreams likewise don’t last. Don’t we all have that experience of waking up from the most wild experience we can’t remember 10 minutes later?

В начале лета
Natsu no megami no kuchi no naka

Year: 2016
Country: Japan
Director: Xinxin Liu
Genre: Animation
Язык: Japanese
Runtime: 6 min.

The beach of a Chinese resort is packed. People are enjoying the summer holidays. An abrupt thundershower makes them run around in a flurry.

Кусок сахара
Sugar Lump

Year: 2015
Country: Japan
Director: Ryo Okawara
Genre: Animation
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Runtime: 14 min.

This is a story of an adolescent boy living in a burning house with his parents. He can't drink black coffee yet he refuses his mother's offer of sugar lump.

Глаз циклона
The Eye of the Storm

Year: 2015
Country: Japan
Director: Masanobu Hiraoka
Genre: Animation
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Runtime: 5 min.

Welcome to the eye of the storm.