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Jahr

Strictly Animated
663114 Isamu Hirabayashi

Every 66 years a cicada emerges from deep in the ground and climbs up a tree to shed its skin there. It’s been like this forever. But this time it’s different …

663114

Animated Film
Japan
2011
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Isamu Hirabayashi
Isamu Hirabayashi
Takashi Watanabe
Isamu Hirabayashi
Isamu Hirabayashi, Mina Yonezawa
Isamu Hirabayashi
Keitaro Iijima, Keisuke Toyoura
Hideo Kusumi, Midori Kurata
Every 66 years a cicada emerges from deep in the ground and climbs up a tree to shed its skin there. It’s been like this forever. But this time it’s different … With the monologue of this insect, Japanese animation filmmaker Isamu Hirabayashi created one of the most poignant and unsparing reactions to the disasters of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukushima.

Duscha Kistler

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Strictly Animated
Feed Eri Okazaki

Carefully executed actions hold this world together, following their own inner logic in constant repetition and uniformity: two large, gentle creatures in black and white plant trees.

Feed

Animated Film
Japan
2016
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Tatsutoshi Nomura
Eri Okazaki
Nozomu Kaneda
Eri Okazaki
Eri Okazaki
Eri Okazaki
Eri Okazaki
Kumiko Mochizuki, Motohiro Mochizuki
Carefully executed actions hold this world together, following their own inner logic in constant repetition and uniformity: two large, gentle creatures in black and white plant trees. Hamburgers are fried, packed in numbered boxes and stored for two children. A goat is petted and fed. And something is being counted.

Duscha Kistler

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Strictly Animated
Jam Mirai Mizue

Creatures of different shapes dart, jump, swarm, wiggle, hang, float, pulse next to, amongst, over and under each other across the frame. Sheer life!

Jam

Animated Film
Japan
2009
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Mirai Mizue
Mirai Mizue
Mirai Mizue
Mirai Mizue
Mirai Mizue
Mirai Mizue
Creatures of different shapes dart, jump, swarm, wiggle, hang, float, pulse next to, amongst, over and under each other across the frame. They are created to the rhythm of a hammering beat, every new sequence of sounds generating another, different-coloured creature. Sheer life! Until total overpopulation is reached – visually and acoustically.

Duscha Kistler

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.