Berlinale: Programme

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Every sixty-six years a cicada makes its way out of the earth and climbs up a tree to shed its skin. This is the way it’s been since time immemorial. But this time it’s different. A Japanese animation film in which an ostensibly resistant insect’s monologue draws a parallel between the catastrophes of Hiroshima and Fukushima. The insect poses a fundamental question about the future of our planet. A film that takes different point of view. Short but hard-hitting.

Japan 2011, 8 min


Isamu Hirabayashi