Kure Municipal Museum of Art / Lecture room (B1F)
Saturday 4th November, 14:00pm-

Address: Irifuneyama Park, Saiwai-cho, Kure city, Hiroshima

(1) Oozat
Directed by : Darren Walsh / 1992 / 5’30” / U.K.
HIROSHIMA ’94 / Special International Jury Prize

The film depicts the identity crisis experienced by a young man on a night out with his friends. Using pixilation and animated character masks we see him transform his personality.

(2) Zhiharka
Directed by : Oleg Uzhinov / 2006 / 13’12” / Russia
HIROSHIMA ’08 / Special International Jury Prize

This film is based on a Ural fairytale. A fox is trying to steal a little girl named Zhiharka to eat her. She steals the girl, but can’t eat her.

(3) Rabbit
Directed by : Run Wrake / 2005 / 8’35” / U.K.
HIROSHIMA ’06 / Special International Jury Prize

A selection of 1950s educational stickers provide the ingredients for this adult fairy tale. When a boy and girl find an idol in the stomach of a rabbit, great riches follow, but hor how long?

(4) The Street Sweeper
Directed by : Serge Elissalde / 1990 / 4’15” / France
HIROSHIMA ’92 / Special International Jury Prize

In town, a street sweeper puts people and things that assail him, violently down the drain. Yet, he will be won over by a little girl and will take the risk of helping her.

(5) Land of the Snowy Mountains
Directed by : Bernard Palacios / 1989 / 9’53” / France
HIROSHIMA ’90 / Special International Jury Prize

A scientific Chinese expedition is prepared in Tibet Mountains…

(6) L’Aréne
Directed by : Nicolas Jacquet / 1998 / 2’34” / France
HIROSHIMA ’98 / Renzo Kinoshita Prize

It’s milking time. A man chases his cow into a corral inhabited by a bull. The man is sandwiched, a victim of natural instincts between the two beasts.

(7) Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor
Directed by : Koji Yamamura / 2007 / 20’56” / Japan
HIROSHIMA ’08 / Grand Prize

A hapless Country doctor describes with breathless urgency a night-time summons to attend a young patient. Events soon takes on a surreal aspect as “unearthly horses” transport him instantaneously to the besides. The doctor, preoccupied with personal distractions and grievances against those he sin employed to care for, fails to find what is revealed to be a vile, fatal wound. He is humiliated by the villagers who are “always expecting the impossible from the doctor,” and doomed to an endless return trip, losing everything.