Tatsumi

Last Updated on 18 April 2018
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Awards won:

  • Best Animated Feature 44TH SITGES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2010
  • Official Selection 64TH UN CERTAIN REGARD CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2011

Tatsumi celebrates the life and work of Japanese comic artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. In post-war Japan, young Tatsumi’s passion for comics eventually becomes a means of supporting his poor family. Already a published comic artist as a teenager, talented Tatsumi finds even greater inspiration after meeting his idol – the famous Disneyesque animator Osamu Tezuka. Despite his steady success, Tatsumi begins to question why Japanese comics should cater to children with cute and whimsical tales and drawings. In 1957, Tatsumi coins 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.

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Running time

96 minutes

Format

35mm

Key cast

Testuya Bessho, Yoshihiro Tatsumi

International sales/distribution

Golden Village Pictures

Contact

(65) 6735 7053 (Zhao Wei)

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