ANIMATION MAESTRO GISABURO (アニメ師・杉井ギサブロー)

Directed by: Masato Ishioka 2012 | 92 min.

Section: Planet Anime

Premiere: United States Premiere


Synopsis

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Seventy-one year old Gisaburo Sugii is unanimously considered one of the founding fathers of Japanese animation. His hand drawn work includes some of the great masterpieces of Japanese animation such as: ASTRO BOY, DORORO, JAPANESE FAIRY TALES and TATCHI. His delicate lines encompass the eroticism of A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, the emotional depth of TATCHI, and the beautiful silences and soul-searching depth of expression in the eyes of Giovanni the cat in his masterpiece, NIGHT ON THE GALACTIC RAILROAD. A wonderful human being and a great artist, Sugii has driven himself to surpass his earlier work and has never allowed himself to be fettered by conventions.


ANIMATION MAESTRO GISABURO follows Sugii career, and parallels it with the development of the Japanese animation industry from its early years in the shadow of Disney, to its emergence as an international cultural phenomenon and symbol of "Cool Japan."

Synopsis written by: Forum Cinemas

日本のアニメーションに黎明期から携わり、「鉄腕アトム」「どろろ」「日本まんが昔ばなし」「タッチ」「銀河鉄道の夜」など、数々の名作アニメを手がけてきた、70歳を越えてなお精力的に活動を続けるアニメ界の巨匠にして鬼才、杉井ギサブロー監督を追ったドキュメンタリー。「クールジャパン」と呼ばれ、世界をリードする一大産業となった日本のアニメーション史をひも解き、功績を残した業界の人々や、常にその中心にいた杉井の哲学を見据える。

監督: 石岡正人
キャスト: 鈴木ギザブロー、大塚康生、手塚治虫、山本暎一、りんたろう、他

Screenings

Sunday, October 20 4:00 PM Dole Cannery H Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Masato Ishioka
Cast Gisaburo Sugii, Osamu Tezuka, Rintaro, Yasuo Otsuka

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