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Takano Intersection

ITO Mizuki / NAKATA Hideto

Animated short film [Japan]

A film portraying a moment when three strangers cross paths on a street corner. A young man waiting for the bus, a junior high school girl running for her club activity, and a boy on a bicycle. Although the viewers are not fully informed about each character’s thoughts, the animation captures the subtleties of their feelings through the skillful depiction of gestures, facial expressions, and backgrounds with the effective use of blank spaces.

© 2021 Mizuki Ito


ITO Mizuki


( 2022 )



NAKATA Hideto represents SOVAT THEATER. Born in 1972, Hyogo. In 1997 he formed a film production team with three modelers, MATSUO Kenji, HOSOI Hirokazu and MASUDA Shigeaki. The team has created short stop-motion animations, and concurrently presented installations. Their works have won high acclaim in film festivals and events both in Japan and abroad.

( 2009 )

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