THE WARPED FOREST

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Directed by: Shunichiro Miki 2011 | 82 min.

Section: Spotlight on Japan

Premiere: World Premiere

Countries: Japan

Languages: Japanese, with English subtitles

Genres: Fantasy, Martial Arts


Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Hawaiian Airlines

Japan Foundation

Director Shunichiro Miki (FUNKY FOREST: FIRST CONTACT, HIFF 2005) presents a funny, eerie, and surprisingly poignant peek into the strange forest of his dreams.  

Settle into your chair and be transported to a place both familiar and alien; where a giant shopgirl can barely fit in her store, there’s a weird green pod in every bedroom, and terrifying wood nymphs provide a heartbroken woman with the anatomically correct fruit everyone seems to covet.  In the end we are left, like Alice, with the Red King’s conundrum: are we dreaming them or are they dreaming us?

Synopsis written by: Sat Freedman

Screenings

Saturday, October 15 9:45 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Shunichiro Miki
Cast Rinko Kikuchi, Fumi Nikaido, Boba, Kanji Tuda, Yoshiyuki Morishita

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