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Akiko Takakura survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima –
in the midst of total destruction she finds a moment of happiness.

OBON

an animated documentary

Akiko Takakura is one of the last survivors of the atomic bomb explosion of Hiroshima. During Obon, she receives the spirits of her parents and is haunted by memories. Her father is an authoritarian and traditional man. Akiko’s childhood consists of constant rejections and beatings. But the horrors of the atomic bomb and Japan’s subsequent capitulation change everything. Finally Akiko experiences fatherly love in the midst of Hiroshima’s ruins.

Germany 2018 | 15 min | color | DCP | Dolby Digital 5.1 | Japanese with English or German subtitles

Trailer

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Festivals and Screenings

25. Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Films

International Competition – April 24-29 2018, Germany


Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival - Tel Aviv, Israel

Short Film Competition – 17.-26. May 2018


46. Huesca International Film Festival  - Huesca, Spain

International Short Film Competition –  June 8-16 2018


2018 Palm Springs International Shortfest - Palm Springs, USA

Official Selection – June 19-25 2018


 58. Krakow Film Festival - Krakow, Poland

Short Film Competition – May 27 - June 3 2018 Poland


Animafest Zagreb World Festival of Animated Film

Grand Competition - Short Film June 4-9 2018, Croatia


Anima Mundi - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Short Film Competition – July 24-29  and Sao Paulo August 1-5 


17th International Animation Festival - Hiroshima, Japan

Animation for Peace - August 23-27 2018 


Awards

SILVER DRAGON AWARD for Best Short Animated Film at 58th Krakow Film Festival

Filmmakers

Andre Hörmann

André Hörmann

Director, Producer

André is a director, producer and writer based in LA and Berlin
andre@obonfilm.com

SAMO, Anna Bergmann

SAMO

Director, Animator

SAMO is a director and animator based in New York and Berlin
anna@obonfilm.com

Daniel Regenberg

Composer, Musician

Daniel is a musician and composer based in Berlin

www.danielregenberg.net

Christian Vizi

Producer

Christian is a film producer from Germany
he is the founder and head of VIZION
christian@obonfilm.com

Christoph de la Chevallerie

Sound Designer

Christoph is a sound designer based in Berlin

www.cdelachevallerie.de

with AKIKO TAKAKURA 


directed by ANDRÉ HÖRMANN and SAMO written by ANDRÉ HÖRMANN art direction and animation SAMO

script consultant KATRIN MILHAHN music DANIEL REGENBERG sound design CHRISTOPH DE LA CHEVALLERIE foley PETER ROIGK postproduction coordinator JULIA SUERMONDT cast EMIRI SUZUKI, YOKO FUJITA, EIJI YANO, MIHO OHASHI, MASAHIRO NONAKA

dubbing directors SASCHA BERNER, EIJI YANO TRANSLATION TAKAE KONAGAI line producer (Japan) TOMOKO NISHIZAKI

soundstudio STUDIO CHAUSSEE SOUNDVISION colorgrading FARBKULT

supported by GOETHE-INSTITUT VILLA KAMOGAWA, HIROSHIMA FILM COMMISSION, INSTITUT FÜR FILMGESTALTUNG ULM E.V.

funded by FILM- UND MEDIENSTIFTUNG NRW, MEDIENBOARD BERLIN BRANDENBURG, NORDMEDIA FILM- UND MEDIENGESELLSCHAFT


produced by HÖRMANN FILMPRODUKTION and VIZION in coproduction with TIGER UNTERWEGS FILMPRODUKTION

producers ANDRÉ HÖRMANN, CHRISTIAN VIZI, GÜNTHER HÖRMANN