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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Midori-ko
Original Title Midori-ko
English Title
Director Keita Kurosaka
Year 2011
Format DM
Colour Color
Duration 56'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Sayaka Suzuki, Rina Yuki, Chikapan, Miwako Mishima, Asuka Amane
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Keita Kurosaka
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Keita Kurosaka
  • Edición / Editing: Keita Kurosaka
  • Producción / Producer: Akira Mizuyoshi
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Mistral Japan
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Japanese animation artist Keita Kurosaka needed more than a decade’s work and almost thirty thousand drawings to shape up Midori-ko, a dazzling, atmospheric “paranoid fairy tale”, as it has been called. The beginning of the story is drawn with crayons, with little Midori dreaming of a colorful vegetable world. But instead of that, as a teenager she travels to a post-apocalyptic, surrealist, and grotesque future that looks like a Jan Svankmajer nightmare where there is a serious food shortage. Neither hunger nor her bizarre mutant neighbors weaken Midori’s vegan spirit. In the meantime, five scientists work in a lab and manage to develop “dream food”, which is both meat and vegetable. The problem is that Midori-ko –a sort of pumpkin with face and limbs– has no intention of being eaten. When Midori and Midori-ko’s paths cross, they will have to fight to stay safe from neighbors, scientists, and even their own instincts.

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