Okuribito wins

Eija Niskanen eija.niskanen at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 07:51:59 EST 2009

I saw Kato Kunio's film in Hiroshima last summer, and it is wonderful,
uses nicely a narrative/formal pattern only possible in animation.

Re: Okuribito: Isn't it actually a Motoki-initiated project?


On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 9:48 PM, Jasper Sharp <jasper_sharp at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Its interesting, because Takita's recent films seem to have been quite
> widely distributed. When the Last Sword is Drawn for example got a UK
> release. I personally have always found his more recent works quite
> anonymous, so I can't see him being the subject of much "auteurship"
> emphasis. His pink films however were very different from the norm at the
> time, some of the most entertaining of the 80s.
> I'm personally more interested in seeing Kato Kunio's film.
> J
>> Given Mike's mail, one question we can ask is whether this award will
>> turn Takita into an "auteur" with all the accouterments: retro
>> screenings, DVD series, articles and books, etc. Given most of his
>> recent films, one might say no, but we shall see.
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