Direction: Kaku Arakawa - Production: Yuki Ikeda - Script: Kaku Arakawa - Photography: Kaku Arakawa - Sound: Shigeyoshi Tanaka, Shinichiro Ogata - Editing: Tetsuo Matsumoto - Video Engineer: Taro Tokuhisa - Producing organisation: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) - Year of production: 2017
Three years ago, the Academy Award-winning Animated Film Director Hayao Miyazaki shocked the world when he announced his retirement at the age of 72. However, his creative impulse never faded. After meeting a group of young animators who specialise in computer graphics, he decides to make a short film using CGI to explore new expressive possibilities. Will the short film he releases change the future of Japanese animation? The creative process proves so difficult that he almost calls it quits. This programme documents the tremendous struggle that unfolds behind the scenes as Miyazaki, inspired by a new medium, wrestles with CGI for the first time.
It is an intimate, close portrait of a great artist of our times.
Edlira Roqi (TVSH, Albania), Hélène Peu du Vallon (FRANCE 3, France), Christian Moessner (ARD, Germany), Roberta Conti (RAI, Italy), Jun Shirai (NHK, Japan), Karolina Socha Kalinowska (TVP, Poland), Jacqueline Penabaz (RTVE, Spain), Gregory Catella (SRG SSR, Switzerland)
Karolina Socha Kalinowska (TVP, Poland)