Night is Short, Walk On Girl
|Simple rectilinear figures assemble into surprisingly complex “cities” that pulse along to Scarlatti Goes Electro’s hyperkinetic score.|
2018, 5 min. Directed by Mirai Mizue. New York Premiere
East Coast Premiere
SOLD OUT: A waitlist will begin at the Box Office one hour prior to the screening. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee admission.
Spunky college student Otome embarks on a booze-soaked romp through Kyoto in search of a book from her childhood. As the night stretches on for what seems like years, her quest takes on epic, hallucinatory proportions — starring a fanged god of used books, a guerilla theater troupe, a committee of crab-dancing philosophers, and love-inducing carp that fall from the sky. Meanwhile, an upperclassman at her university (voiced by pop star Gen Hoshino) undergoes a series of equally improbable misadventures in his attempts to win her heart. Adapted from the award-winning novel by Tomihiko Morimi, acclaimed animation director Masaaki Yuasa’s first feature in a decade is a delightful trip down the rabbit hole into questions of fate and interconnectedness, rendered in an astounding visual style.
2017. 93 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Masaaki Yuasa. With Gen Hoshino, Kana Hanazawa, Hiroshi Kamiya, Ryuji Akiyama.
Animation of the Year, 2017 Japan Academy Prize
Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature, 2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival
|Part of JAPAN CUTS 2018|
Tickets: $15/$12 seniors & students/$10 Japan Society members
- Saturday, July 21, 2018
- 10:15 pm