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Man-Eater Mountain

Shorts
Hitokuiyama
人食山
Hitokui-yama
Man-Eater Mountain
Beware what lies beneath the surface!
Dir: 
Naoyuki Niiya
28min
Video
2008
Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Date: 
Friday 26 November 2010 at 9:00pm
Venue: 
Genesis Cinema

Not an animation as such, but a rather unorthodox example of kamishibai or paper theatre drama. Inspector Haido and his police entourage are led by a cruel serial killer, Tashiro, towards the remote mountaintop enshrouded by dark clouds where he is believed to have disposed of his victims. Here they come face to face with their darkest desires. Director Niiya provides the benshi (narration) performance for all the characters, both human and non-human, with sound editing by Takuro Kochi and fellow experimental animator Tetsuji Kurashige featuring as guest vocalist for the bizarre title song, accompanied by Takeshi Tsunoda on shamisen. This is certainly not Jackanory...

The Man-Eater Mountain screening will be followed by a Q&A with the sound designer, Takuro Kochi.

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