SND Films
OBON
By Anna Bergmann
& André Hörmann
Website director
2018
Anidoc
15 min.
Germany
Japanese
Produced by Hörmann Filmproduktion
Visit website
Watch trailer
HD

Akiko Takakura is one of the last survivors of the atomic bomb explosion of Hiroshima. During Obon, she receives the spirits of her parents and is haunted by memories. Her father is an authoritarian and traditional man. Akiko’s childhood consists of constant rejections and beatings. But the horrors of the atomic bomb and Japan’s subsequent capitulation change everything. Finally Akiko experiences fatherly love in the midst of Hiroshima’s ruins.

Selected for:
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
Docaviv
Krakow Film Festival (Oscar qualifying Silver Dragon Award, for best animation)
Animafest Zagreb
Huesca International Film Festival
Anima Mundi
Palm Springs Shortfest