A Child's Metaphysics
| Short animation | 2007 | Japan | 5'08" | 35mm, HD, DCP | Vista(1:1.85) / 16:9 | Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Stereo | No dialogue | Storyboards
| On Demand
Directed by Yamamura Koji
Script, Edit, Character Design, Animation & Background Drawing: Yamamura Koji
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Music Arrangement: Shimizu Hitomi(SYZYGYS)
Sound Design: Kasamatsu Koji
Producer: Yamamura Koji
Japan Arts Fund
Production: Yamamura Animation
A child whose head is numerals, a child who winds his own face and has it under his arm. What was left is his identity, a child whose eyes are provided by fishes, a child who cannot say anything because of a zipper across his mouth.Ecology and philosophy of children with sadness and humor.
Awards: Prémio ONDA CURTA: MONSTRA Lisbon Animated Film Festival
Excellence Prize (Animation Division): Japan Media Arts Festival
Special Jury Prize: Hida International Animation Festival of Folktales and Fables
Official Selection: AniFest in Třeboň
Zagreb ANIFEST 2008
20th Tokyo International Film Festival
31st Göteborg International Film Festival
19th Ankara International Film Festival
...Here we witness a prodigy of animation in which it is appropriate to speak of virtuosity. We do not know what is more admirable, if it is his evident talent for illustration or the level of animation, that which only a few reach and after many years of practice.
In fact, La metafísica de los niños is an exploration of the child's mind that stands out precisely because of the way he uses animation to illustrate it, since he proposes constant and imaginative metamorphoses that can only be carried out with an extraordinary mastery of the medium.
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