Zhao Wei Films Tatsumi (2011)

Tatsumi (2011)

Tatsumi (2011)
Animated Feature Film

Directed by:
Eric Khoo

Based on:
A Drifting Life and other works by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Executive Producers:
Mike Wiluan
James Toh
Jacqueline Khoo
Michael Weber

Produced by:
Tan Fong Cheng
Gary Goh
Phil Mitchell
Freddie Yeo
Eric Khoo
Brian Gothong Tan

Starring:
Tetsuya Bessho
Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Music by:
Christoper Khoo
Christine Sham

Distributed by:
Golden Village Pictures
Happiness

Int. Sales Agent:
The Match Factory

Release date:
17 May 2011

Running time:
98 minutes

Language:
Japanese



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Festivals

  • Festival De Cannes: Official Selection

  • STIGES 2011: Best Animated Feature

  • Dubai International Film Festival 2011: Best Film, Best Composer

  • Tokyo International Film Festival 2011: Special Mention

  • Annecy International Film Festival 2011

  • Jerusalem Film Festival 2011

  • Melbourne International Film Festival 2011

  • Helsinki International Film Festival 2011

  • Ljubljana Film Festival and Comics Festival 2011

  • Hamburg Film Festival 2011

  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2011

  • Pusan International Film Festival 2011

  • Films from the South Festival 2011

  • Fesival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal 2011

  • Sao Paulo Film Festival 2011

  • Mar de Plata Film Festival 2011

  • 6th San Francisco International Animation Festival 2011

  • Torino International Film Festival 2011

  • Ale Kino 2011

  • Dubai International Film Festival 2011

  • IFFR, Rotterdam 2012

  • Göteborg International Film Festival 2012

  • Black Movie Film Festival 2012

  • !f 2012, Istanbul

  • Asian Film Festival 2012, Rome

  • Sofia International Film Festival 2012

  • Fribourg Film Festival 2012

  • Holland Animation Film Festival 2012

  • ContemporAsian MoMa NY 2012

  • Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival 2012

  • Japanese Animation Film Festival 2012

  • Anifilm 2012

  • Seattle International Film Festival

  • Sydney International Film Festival

  • Midnight Sun Film Festival 2012, Sodankylä

  • Durban International Film Festival 2012

  • Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival 2012

  • Rotterdam International Film Festival 2013



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UNEXPECTED AND SATISFYING
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SUPERBLY CONCEIVED AND INGENIOUSLY EXECUTED
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AN ARTIST RIPE FOR REDISCOVERY
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Synopsis

TATSUMI celebrates the life and work of Japanese comics artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. In post-war occupied Japan, young Tatsumi’s passion for comics eventually becomes a means of supporting his poor family.

Already published as a teenager, talented Tatsumi finds even greater inspiration after meeting his idol, famous Disneyesque animator Osamu Tezuka. Despite his steady success, Tatsumi begins to question why Japanese comics should cater to children with cute and whimsical tales and drawings. In 1957, Tatsumi coins the term gekiga (dramatic pictures) and redefines the manga landscape by encouraging an alternative genre for adults. Realistic and disquieting, Tatsumi’s work begins to grapple with the darker aspects of life…


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