2019 - Stop Motion Animation - 4:39 minutes

SUMIDAGAWA is a black-and-white sand animation adapted from the Noh drama by Juro Motomasa.

This film blends abstract compositions with graphic imagery to distill and present the emotional core of the Noh play, which tells a heartbreaking and healing account of a mother's search for her lost child.

Featuring a sparse, ambient soundtrack, drawn-out editing, and text that seamlessly flows between the characters and the chorus, this film evokes and adapts the hallmarks of Noh theater.

Text

Motomasa, Juro. “Sumidagawa.” Japanese Noh Drama: Ten Plays Selected and Translated from the Japanese. Translated by Nippon Gakujutsu Shintokai. Tokyo, Nippon Gakujutsu Shintokai, 1955, vol. 1, pp. 145-159

 

Music

"Ice Demon" by Kevin MacLeod

 

"Ice Demon" by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license

 

(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200061 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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