ITA: Un film affascinante, splendidamente fotografato e ambientato in paesaggi suggestivi, che combina la ripresa live action all'animazione stop-motion per stimolare i sensi e le emozioni dello spettatore con un linguaggio simbolico.
ENG: A fascinating film, wonderfully photographed and set in evocative landscapes, which combines live action film with stop-motion animation to stimulate the senses and emotions of the spectator with a symbolic language.
Corti a Palazzo, Verona, Italy, March 2018
Beautiful. The blend of sensation — harsh objective & subjective mythological — is deeply affecting. Cecchet’s patience and trust, both in the rhythms of the piece and the audience bearing witness to it, create a space apart — one in which I’d gladly stay for much longer than the 12min runtime. Superb!
Onikuma is Japanese yokai, a demon bear known for chasing horses.
Surrounded by a foreign landscape, two women will understand that demons can come in different forms.
Genre: Experimental Narrative
Special Jury Award - 9 Wordless International Short Film Festival, Sydney, Australia + Qazvin, Iran
Best Fiction - 3 High Coast Film Festival, Sweden
5 Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Hong Kong
21 Moviate Underground Film Festival, Harrisburg, PA
12 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
40 Brussels Independent Film Festival, Belgium
4th Wall: HER.E i see lotus | Part I - Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Oz Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
24 Caminhos Film Festival, Coimbra, Portugal
14 Ellensburg Film Festival, Ellensburg, WA
36 New Jersey Film Festival, New Brunswick, NJ
3 High Coast Film Festival, Lunde, Sweden
3 Defy Film Festival, Nashville, TN
4 San Diego Underground Film Festival, San Diego, CA
7 Oak Cliff Film Festival, Dallas, TX
4 Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Mammoth Lakes, CA
49 Nashville Film Festival, Nashville, TN, USA
66 Columbus Film and Animation Festival, Columbus, OH, USA
24 Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT, USA
19 Ismailia Film Festival, Egypt
13 Lago Film Festival, Italy
4 Women Media Arts and Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
9 Wordless International Short Film Festival, Sydney, Australia + Qazvin, Iran
34 Tehran International Film Festival
39 Festival Internazionale Cinema e Donne, Firenze, Italy
34 Torino Film Festival, Italy
63 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
Santa Cruz Arts Council Development Grant 2017
Woman who Killed... Sandy Siquier
Woman with Mirror... Sarineh Garapetian
Dying Man... Jacob Riddle
Director... Alessia Cecchet
Cinematography ... Alessia Cecchet
Costume Designer... Paul Capotosto
Production... Carlton Daniel Jr.
Animation Consultant... Josh Tuthill
Animation.... Alessia Cecchet
Sound Recording... Josh Tuthill
Camera Assistant... Ash Lu
Sound design and score... Nigel Li
Editing... Alessia Cecchet