Synopsis

Timetables flashing at a dizzying pace and intertwining networks are juxtaposed with Hokusai’s drawings – this is a story, set in Japan, about traveling and the world rushing ahead faster and faster. The spirit of Bashō’s poetry is permeating the whole animation, setting a tone of philosophical reflection to this visually intense film. Japanese culture symbols such as haiku, origami, or calligraphy, are contrasted with elements of everyday life: crammed railway platforms, fast trains, and face masks. Czapla has created an animation very closely mirroring the reality, and at the same time unobvious and elusive.

Director

Zbigniew Czapla

Country

Poland

Screenplay

Zbigniew Czapla, Asuka Yotsumoto

Animation, Cinematography

Zbigniew Czapla

Production

Zbigniew Czapla