Obon

NEW DOCS

Directors André Hörmann and Anna Samo bring difficult memories to life in their viscerally compelling and richly drawn animated short. Ninety-two-year-old Akiko Takakura revisits portions of her childhood as she travels to her parents’ graves during the festival of Obon. Akiko remembers her father, a typical man from Meiji times, to be a strict disciplinarian and her mother to be warm and beautiful. As her Obon journey proceeds, so do her memories, and we see Akiko as a young woman attending her first job at a bank in the heart of Hiroshima. Akiko and her new friend Satomi prep the office for the day and chatter happily just as the atomic bomb explodes.  WFM

Saturday, April 6 — 1:00 pm Cinema 1

Directors

André Hörmann, Anna Samo

Release Year

2018

Festival Year

2019

Country

Germany

Run Time

15 minutes

Subtitled

Yes