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Muybridge's Strings

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  2. Fact Sheet

Transformative elegy with a bearing on the immutability of time, of love and attachment, and of the sacred nature of the bond between parent and child.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Muybridge's Strings

    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: Canada

    Year of production: 2011

    Running time: 13 min

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: Drawing on paper, 2D Computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Koji YAMAMURA

    Production: ONF - OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADA, Michael FUKUSHIMA, NHK - JAPAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, Keisuke TSUCHIHASHI, POLYGON PICTURES INC., Shuzo John SHIOTA

    Distribution: ONF - OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADA, Christina ROGERS

    Script: Koji Yamamura

    Animation: Koji Yamamura

    Music: Normand Roger, Pierre Yves Drapeau, Denis Chartrand

    Editing: Koji Yamamura