B East Asian Experimental Competition2

【TOKYO】Theatre Image Forum:9/17(SAT) 16:00、9/20(TUE) 13:30
【KYOTO】Kyoto Minami Kaikan:10/8(SAT) 16:00
【NAGOYA】Aichi Arts Center:11/23(WED) 13:15

4 works, 96 min.


The House of Loss

JEON Jinkyu / digital / 10min. / 2022

Elderly people getting their hair cut in a nursing home. Their blank expressions suddenly transition to a fireworks display of a certain summer. Against the backdrop of the cruel march of time, incurable mental illness, and the history of the war, this animation is told from the perspective of “me,” someone who has not known war but is looking at my elders who bear the scars of the Korean War even today.

JEON Jinkyu
1987 Born in Seoul, South Korea. 2015 Graduated from Korea National University of Arts of Animation After graduation, He worked as an animator at Studio Shelter for two years (2015~2017). And 2022 Graduated from Tokyo University of Arts of Animation.


Sleepin’ager Waking

FUJII Anna / digital / 11min. / 2021

One day a fortuneteller told me, “Your spirit will be sleeping until you are thirty-two years old.” “Was life until now a dream?” A self-documentary that approaches the passage of time in life that hits everyone suddenly from an angle only possible for a filmmaker in their twenties. The daydream monologue and images that seem to be woven between sleep and wakefulness create the filmmaker’s distinctive poetic worldview.

Anna FUJII is an artist based in Tokyo, mainly focusing on making documentary (ish) and experimental works that are based on videos, sounds, writings, and etc she has gathered. Studied film/video at MassArt, Boston and Image Forum Institute of Moving Image, Tokyo.


Anxious Body

MIZUSHIRI Yoriko / digital / 5min. / 2021

The swelling of skin pulled by cellophane tape, a turned-up hangnail like a flower petal ‒ this is a tactile animated work that seems to transmit detailed physical sensations through the screen. Illustrations with the soft touch of pastel colors and subtle sounds combine to create a pop, erotic world. Selected for competition in the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

Born in 1984. Filmmaker. She expresses textures using everyday motifs such as parts of the body through her animation works.


A Pile of Ghosts

Ella RAIDEL / digital / 70min. / 2021

At the start, your eye is drawn to a replica of the Eiffel Tower in China. China is in the midst of the rapid change of construction rush, where destruction and construction are repeated and unrealistic city plans are overissued. It is a scene that mixes reality and fiction. An experimental work that depicts modern Chinese cities at the mercy of capitalism.

Ella RAIDEL, Ph.D., is a filmmaker, artist and researcher. In her interdisciplinary works – films, videos, research and discourses – she focuses on the socio-cultural aspects of globalization, urbanization and the representation of images. Her hybrid practice is to create a discursive space for filmmaking, art and research. In recent years, she has been concerned with China’s unprecedented growth and rapid urban changes, in experimenting with new documentary modes, narrations and methods. RAIDEL’s works has participated in international biennials, exhibitions, conferences, and presented at numerous international film festivals. Since 2019 she is Asst. Professor at NTU Singapore.

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