Wednesday 4th February 2015
“Short Peace” is an anthology of 4 animated short films directed by different directors including renowned cartoonist and animator Katsuhiro Otomo. The theme of all four films is “Japan” and you will see Japan’s iconic landmark of Mt. Fuji in all of them.
Combustible (火要鎮) Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
A short love story of a fire fighter and a girl from a wealthy family. You will also see some historical elements of how the fire was put down in the ancient Japan.
A Farewell to Weapons (武器よさらば) Director: Hajime Katoki
A saga of men battling against almost-indestructible robots in apocalyptic Tokyo. A fast paced action packed film, which holds the tension until the very end.
It screening was followed by an interesting facts of Katsuhiro Otomo’s work and views of Japanese animations by Helen McCarthy.