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Mishima lives in the shadows surrounded by worms in his underground lair.

Early one morning, he discovers a rose in the sun, in which the beautiful Saiko awakens.

Saiko is thirsty. Saiko is hungry. Saiko is cold.

Mishima will do everything he can to satisfy her needs.

But worms are not supposed to live in the sun...

 

Mishimasaiko was born through French independant director Aude and Japanese painter Minchi’s collaboration. The film is filled with both our cultures and our common sensibilities: nature, romance, fate, ...

 

 

Production : Lardux Films

 Release : 2016

 

 

 

 

Supports

 

Fondation Beaumarchais grant for script-writing,

CNC Aide au programme fund,

CNC Aide aux nouvelles technologies fund,

with the support of FRANCE 3 channel,

in co-production with Pictanovo and with the support of Région Nord-Pas de Calais

in co-production with Tu Nous Za Pas Vus and with the support of Région PACA

and the support of Buffet-Crampon for music composition.

 

 

 

Broadcasting


• France 3
• Canal + Spain

 

 

Awards


GREECE
• ANIMFEST Animation Film Festival - Athens :
Jury's special mention for the original score

 

FRANCE
• Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire - Paris :
Best Animation Film

 

 


Festivals 2016

FRANCE
• International Animation Film Festival (French animation program) - Annecy

• Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire - Paris
• European Short Film Festival - Bordeaux
• ACCILR Young Audience Animation Film Festival - Agde/Monpellier

• Sunsète Film Festival - Sète
• Faites des courts Short Film Festival - Brie-Comte-Robert

• Mon Cinoch* Sous Les Etoiles Festival - Gruissan

 

 

ITALY
• Zabut Animated Film Festival - Savoca
• Cartoon Club Festival - Rimini
• Alto Vicentino Festival - Santorso


BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
• Neum Animated Film Festival NAFF - Neum



DENMARK
• Odense International Film Festival OFF - Odense

 

 

KOREA
• Seoul International Youth Film Festival SIYFF - Seoul

 

Aude - Direction

 

Aude studied Direction at Supinfocom in Valenciennes, France. After several professional experiences working on music videos, advertising and architecture, she decides to concentrate on directing independant short films.

 

She then co-founds Je Regarde   collective and focuses on its development, management, communication and administration. This leads her to initiate, produce and co-direct Timber Timbre's music video «Do I Have Power» and «Autumn Leaves», an award-winning short film screened worldwide.

 

At the same time, she starts working on «Mishimasaiko» with Minchi who agreed to follow her in this beautiful adventure...

 

Aude on Vimeo

 

 

 

 

 

Minchi - Art Direction

 

Minchi is a Japanese painter who lives and works in Hyogo Prefecture. The roots of her work plunge deep into Japanese contemporary manga culture for its imagery as well as for its story-line. Minchi's work is exhibited in Japan, Canada, Europe, ... (solo and group exhibitions).

 

She joins Je Regarde   collective in 2012 and develops Mishimasaiko together with Aude.

 

She is represented by Franco-Japanese Gallery Maison d'Art

 

Minchi's website

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