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"A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession." Albert Camus

hand-drawn animation > 3D

I wanted to share with you some beautiful animations I found while procrastinating rummaging through youtube. Japan is famous for its  unique animated motion picture, as well as its live-action ones, oozing in symbolism.

Among others, Kigeki (Comedy), is a short gothic fairtyale set during the War for Ireland’s Independance.

I bought this movie a few years ago. It never ceases to make me cry. Though not as infamous as Hayao Miyazaki, Satoshi Kon makes equally visually-amazing films.

Chiyoko Fujiwara was once a major movie star who dominated the Japanese cinema world. Thirty years ago, she abruptly disappeared from the screen and from public view. One of her greatest admirers, Genya Tachibana, is a documentary filmmaker who has traveled to the isolated mountain lodge where she makes her home to interview her. There, he presents her with an old key, and as if the key had opened a door to her memories, Chiyoko starts telling the story of her life, interweaving moments from her past and future and passing through the boundary between reality and the movies that had made up so much of her life.

Also, I caught this from a beautifully atmospheric and original series called Mushishi. It won a grand prize award for best art direction by Takashi Waki.

I’ll have to watch Ponyo and tell you about it soon. I adore Hayao Miyazaki’s wild and unexpected imagination!

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  1. Well, I enjoyed procrastinating, I mean, rummaging through your blog watching those short films. I especially liked the symbolism in Comedy!

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