Wonder

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    Wonder

    Directed by

    Japan, France

    2014

    8 min

    • No dialogue

    Animation, Short

    An abstract animated film which director Mirai Mizue has conceived out of the WONDER 365 Animation Project in which he creates a one-second animation (24 frames of drawings) each day, uploading it to the web for 365 consecutive days, from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013. The last frame created on each previous day becomes the starting point for the following day.

    Awards

    • CANAL+ Creative Aid Award For a Short Film - Annecy IAFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Mirai Mizue
    Editing
    Mirai Mizue
    Music
    Rocket Matsu
    PASCALS
    Production
    CARTE BLANCHE
    Production
    CALF
    Sales
    CARTE BLANCHE

    Press

    Japan’s answer to the likes of Oskar Fischinger, Norman McLaren and Len Lye...

    Jasper Sharp , BFI - Sight & Sound Magazine

    Mirai Mizue

    Mirai Mizue

    Japan

    The audience can make the stories themselves after seeing my films.

    Mirai Mizue is a representative figure of the new generation of abstract animation in Japan. His films have been shown in more than 100 festivals in about 20 countries. Since 2002, he has been creating abstract animations, known as his 'cell animations', in which cell structures form the central motif.
    In 2011, MODERN NO.2 was nominated to the Orizzonti section at the Venice Film Festival and to the Spectrum section at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, enthralling audiences with its vivid colors and dynamic, delicate movements synchronized with music. In 2012, MODERN NO.2 won the SACEM Award for Original Music Prize at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the world’s biggest animation festival. With his vast experience and boundless energy, Mizue is in his prime as a filmmaker. After a full year of production, Mizue’s most challenging work, WONDER, a nominee at the 64th Berlinale, won CANAL+Creative Aid Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in 2014. His latest short film THE DAWN OF APE (2019) was selected in competition at Annecy once again.

    Selected Filmography