OBON

a film by Andre Hörmann, Samo

OBON

Germany | 2017 | 15:00 min

Content Categories

Animation Documentary Short film
Synopsis
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.
Festivals/Awards
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

2019
Sundance Film Festival

2021
nominated for GRIMME Prize
Cast and Crew
  • Director Andre Hörmann, Samo (Anna Bergmann)
Original Languages

Japanese

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