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Kodomo no keijijogaku
A Child's Metaphysics

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Ecology and philosophy of children with sadness and humour.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Kodomo no keijijogaku

    Directed by: Koji YAMAMURA

    Born in Japan in 1964, Koji Yamamura graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in 1987 and founded Yamamura Animation, Inc. in 1993. His 2002 short "Mt. Head" was nominated for an Oscar and scored 6 Grand Prix at festivals, including Annecy, Zagreb and Hiroshima. In 2007, his film "Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor" won the Grand Prix in Ottawa. He has also illustrated several children's books, is a sub-chairman for the Japan Animation Association and teaches at Tokyo University of the Arts.

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 2007

    Running time: 05 min 08 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film out of competition

    Techniques used: drawing on paper

    Process: Colour

    Target public: All audiences

  • Credits

    Directed by: Koji YAMAMURA


    Distribution: SHOCHIKU CO., LTD., Tareya ITO

    Script: Koji Yamamura

    Graphics: Koji Yamamura

    Storyboard: Koji Yamamura

    Layout: Koji Yamamura

    Sets: Koji Yamamura

    Animation: Koji Yamamura

    Camera: Koji Yamamura

    Compositing: Koji Yamamura

    Music: Sergei Prokofiev

    Sound: Koji Kasamatsu

    Editing: Koji Yamamura

    Voice: Kotaro Tsukamoto