Berlinale: Programme


Film File

Generation Kplus

Paper Crane

Papierkranich

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They only want what’s best for her: her parents praise her good school marks, and her grandma gives her the violin-bow she once had used as a child in Korea. The adults reprimand, encourage and expect a lot of her. It’s Sora’s seventh birthday, and they’re having her favourite sushi and cake. No friends are invited. Sora gazes longingly at a ball flying over the garden fence. She gets to make a wish when she blows out the candles.

by
Takumi Kawakami

Australia 2018

Korean, English

12’ · Colour

recommendation: 9 years and up

World premiere

With

Sonya Markowsky (Sora)
Jin Kyoo Kang (Father)
Seon Hwa Yun (Grandmother)
Juyoun Kang (Mother (voice))

Crew

Written and directed by
Takumi Kawakami
Director of Photography
Haridharan Gannason
Editing
Joshua Lee
Sound Design
Stephanie Ulan Manaloto
Sound
Robert Rogers
Production Design
Brigid Carmody
Assistant Director
Jason Hooker
Producer
Takumi Kawakami
Co-Producer
Stephanie Ulan Manaloto

Biography

Takumi Kawakami

Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1997, he is a director, screenwriter and producer. He studied film and television at Swinburne University of Technology in his home city. Paper Crane is his graduation film.

Filmography

2018 Paper Crane; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Takumi Kawakami