Tokyo Halloween Night
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Horror film from Japan, 23 minutes
in Japanese with English subtitles
Screens Saturday, February 28, 2015
Screening Block 1: 10am – 1pm
A scarecrow girl stands alone in the rice paddies while evil crows poke her with catty remarks. That’s her daily routine. On the day of Halloween, the Sun gives her one night of freedom until sunrise as a special treat. Transformed into a human being, she gets mixed up with the crowds of a Halloween matchmaking party in the big city of Tokyo. Surprisingly, the one she falls in love with is a real zombie! Even as these two monsters’ love for each other grows, the time limit approaches to end their happy journey.
About the Director
Mari Okada was born in Osaka, Japan. She studied filmmaking at the California Institute of the Arts. She has made several short films, including The Correct Use of the Oranges (2004) and Birthday (2011) to explore her own visual story telling.
2014 Berlin Independent Film Festival – Best Experimental Film Award
2014 Mexico International Film Festival – Best Horror Film Award