I caught this on Mubi, a Lebanese short film (a Cannes Palme d’or winner) that’s mostly animated, but mixing in a few live-action/photographic elements. It has a dream-like or poetic structure, and so narratively I didn’t find much to latch on, but I really loved the visuals on show, beautifully animated.
The latest entry in the excellent New Territories web series (produced in part by Anne Ferrero) is “Epilogue: Taxi Talk,” a short film that sees a taxi driver recount a tale from the past.
My buddy Mark McFarlane gets some hauntingly beautiful shots out of his drone, as seen in this short film. Shot over Inawashiro lake, in Fukushima prefecture. Found via Canvas.
Here’s a beautiful short film by Haruka Misawa (of Misawa Design Institute). Found via my old PechaKucha colleague, Johnny.
In the Glitter is a fun 6-minute short to watch, made up of Tokyo’s neon signs. Becomes mesmerizing to watch. It was made by Stephen Smith 5 years ago, and so quite a few of these no longer exist. Found via Canvas.
This short video dates back a few years, but it makes for a lovely night journey through areas of Tokyo — with nicely composed animated geometric graphics superimposed on most of the shots. It was created by Tangram‘s Tao Tajima. Found via Tokyo Soup.
I’m quite looking forward to the completion of Derive, “a short film project set in Tokyo which explores the cyberpunk roots of the city,” by Cody Brendan and James Ellingham. Watch the trailer here. Found via Canvas.
I first heard the name Mokoto Shinkai the other day when my wife mentioned that his latest film, the animated Your Name (reviewed here by The Japan Times), had scored a huge box office opening since its release last week in Japan (grossing close to $40 million during its first 10 days). Not really knowing […]
Yesterday I wrote about this year’s edition of the Dotmov digital film festival, and I just watched one of the entries which I quite enjoyed, Controller of Controller. Directed by Densuke28, it’s an Inception-like experience of a player playing a game, and then playing a game within that game (see, told you it was Inception-like). […]