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Excellence Award

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MURATA Tomoyasu

Animated short film [Japan]

© Tomoyasu Murata

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MURATA Tomoyasu

Japan

1996 Began studying the General Design Course in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. 2000 Graduated from the General Design Course in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Began studying Communicative Plastic Design in the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. 2001 Currently a second-year graduate student in the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.

( 2001 )

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This ambitious film confronts a typical Japanese theme straight on. A turtle crawls slowly across the tatami mats, and the viewer's attention is elaborately and deliberately directed to every nook and corner of the room. Just as you find you've begun counting the grains of the tatami mat, a ray of sunlight shines into the room. As you watch the water lilies floating on a manmade pond, you find yourself recalling some nostalgic scene of your own. The ending title seems to be a homage to the movies of Yasujiro Ozu.

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