Midori-Ko – U.S. Premiere

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Date: December 5 at 4:30pm
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Description: One of the must-see gems making its premiere at our festival, Midori-Ko is adored Japanese animator Keita Kurosaka’s whimsically nightmarish vision of 21st-century Tokyo on the brink of apocalypse. Ten years in the making and entirely, single-handedly rendered in colored pencil, Kurosaka’s fantastical labor of love is a marvel to behold. Emerging from the staggering detail and craft flooding every frame is the story of a young woman who sets out to engineer a dream-food that can put an end to the world’s famine. Synthesizing Frédéric Back’s subtle, haptic textures with Bill Plympton’s frenetic mutations and David Lynch’s haunting wormholes, Kurosaka’s work still retains its own singular, luminous potency.