Tatsumi / Tatsumi
Eric KhooSingapore / 2011 / 96' 0''
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol (Hall 2), 21:00 h
Europa Cinema, 18:00 h
Tatsumi celebrates the life and work of Japanese comics artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. In post-war occupied Japan, young Tatsumi’s passion for comics eventually becomes a means of supporting his poor family. Already published as a teenager, talented Tatsumi finds even greater inspiration after meeting his idol, famous Disneyesque animator Osamu Tezuka. In 1957, Tatsumi coins the term gekiga (dramatic pictures) and redefines the manga landscape by encouraging an alternative genre for adults. Realistic and disquieting, Tatsumi’s work begins to grapple with the darker aspects of life.
Eric Khoo (1965) is a noted Singaporean filmmaker, and owner of Zhao Wei Films, a production company based in Singapore which produces motion pictures, television commercials and other media content. Eric’s films have won numerous awards both locally and internationally, and have been invited to participate in numerous film festivals around the world. Some of his most critically acclaimed films include Mee Pok Man (1995), 12 Storeys (1997), and Be With Me (2005).
Zhao Wei Films, Infinite Frameworks
Christopher Khoo, Christine Sham