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Possessions, Shuhei Morita, 2013

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: Short Peace

4 Feb 2015

Featuring an intro and post-show Q&A with Japanese anime expert Helen McCarthy.

The brainchild of renowned animation filmmaker Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), Short Peace is an anthology of four dystopian tales, which represent a crossover between anime and traditional artistic traditions based around the central theme of ‘Japan’.

The animations include Combustible, a depiction of a huge fire in Edo by Katsuhiro Otomo; A Farewell to Weapons, a dystopian action film written by Otomo and directed by mechanical designer Hajime Katoki, highly regarded for his work on the Gundam series; Gambo about a legendary battle between a demon and white bear by Hiroaki Ando; and Possessions, Shuhei Morita’s Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film nominated film.

Short Peace, dir. Katshuhiro Otomo, Shuhei Morita, Hiroaki Ando, Hajime Katoki, Japan 2013, 68 mins. Japanese with English subtitles, advised cert. 15

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