Japan Media Arts Festival  
22nd

Animation Division

Jury Selections

WATER IN THE CUP

Animated short film

KATO Ikuo [Japan]

© TaMaNi Film

Outline

A man drinks the water in a cup and falls asleep. A presence is watching over him from above the clouds… All things that surround us – furniture, homes, trees, animals, people – are born, dissipate, and are then reborn. This “Cycle of Things” is the theme of the film. The animation proceeds like a dance driven by rhythmical music, and together with the fluctuating hand-drawn images, creates a bright and energetic ambience.
[5 min. 45 sec.]

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