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Based on stories by Haruki Murakami

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Dir. Pierre Földes, 2022, Canada/France/Luxembourg/Netherlands, 108 min , Cert 15

Thu 23 May // 19:30 / Cinema

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Composer Pierre Foldes makes a richly rewarding film debut with this animated feature adapted from a collection of short stories by Haruki Murakami. It follows the lives of multiple characters as they navigate post-Tsunami existence and the existential repercussions of urban life, including an unambitious bank employee, his disheartened wife, a delusional accountant, a lost cat and a giant talkative frog. Cleverly weaving together multiple storylines and animation techniques, the film brings Murakami’s playful, surrealist tales to vivid life.

The film was produced using a new technique of “live animation” to striking visual, sound and storytelling results.