Akiko Takakura is one of the last survivors of the atomic bomb explosion of Hiroshima. During Obon, she receives the spirits of her parents and is haunted by memories. Her father is an authoritarian and traditional man. Akiko’s childhood consists of constant rejections and beatings. But the horrors of the atomic bomb and Japan’s subsequent capitulation change everything. Finally Akiko experiences fatherly love in the midst of Hiroshima’s ruins.
Seal of Approval ‘highly recommended’
2018 UlmFilmTage ITFS - Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 49th ASIFA-East - Best in Show 20th International Tel Aviv Documentary Filmfestival - doc aviv Silver Dragon Award, for best animation – 58th KFF - Krakowski Festiwal Filmowy Animafest Zagreb Huesca International Film Festival Anima Mundi Palm Springs Shortfest Grosse Klappe Award, Duisburg Prize CINANIMA 2018 – City of Espinho Award