Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Dir: Pierre Földes
Cast: Amaury de Crayencour, Mathilde Auneveux, Arnaud Maillard
105mins   2023    France | Luxembourg | Canada | Netherlands   15   French    Subtitled   

Based on a collection of short stories by Haruki Murakami, BLIND WILLOW, SLEEPING WOMAN is a highly acclaimed and award-winning animated feature film.

It follows the lives of multiple characters as they navigate post-Tsunami existence and the existential repercussions of urban life, including an unambitious bank employee, his disheartened wife, a delusional accountant, a lost cat and a giant talkative frog.

Produced using a new technique of “live animation” to striking visual, sound and storytelling results.

'An impressive achievement, a piece of storytelling which balances moments of flighty whimsy against deeper existential questions' - Wendy Ide, Screen International

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