Tag Archives: Yôji Matsuda

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi – Haruka, nosutarujii AKA Haruka, Nostalgia (1993)

A fantasy drama about a popular writer who returns to Otaru, his hometown and finds a girl who looks a lot like the woman he once loved. Read More »

Toshio Matsumoto – Dogura magura AKA Dogra Magra (1988)

A man is confined to a mental institution after trying to murder his fiancee. Two doctors relate his problem to an Asian philosophy that states that mental defects are transmitted from generation to generation. He learns that one of his distant ancestors murdered his wife as a way of demonstrating a point to his lord about the importance of love over the emptiness of lust and to drive home the point further, created a series of illustrations of the dead woman decaying which in turn trigger the memories of his distant descendent. But is the whole thing merely a game concocted by the two doctors, who may even have driven themselves mad? Read More »

Aleksandr Petrov – The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

The Old Man and the Sea is a 1999 paint-on-glass-animated short film directed by Aleksandr Petrov, based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The film won many awards, including the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Work on the film took place in Montreal over a period of two and a half years and was funded by an assortment of Canadian, Russian and Japanese companies. French and English-language soundtracks to the film were released concurrently. It was the first animated film to be released in IMAX. Read More »