Archive of films Briar-Rose or The Sleeping Beauty / Ibarahime Mata Manemurihime

Japan
1990, 22 min

Section: Tribute to Kihachiro Kawamoto, The Great Unknown Giant of Japanese Animation
Year: 2005

Everyone knows the canonical fairy tale of the enchanted princess. But probably no one would think of telling it differently - simply, the prince must cut through the briars encaging his love and wake her with a kiss. Kawamoto’s somewhat “sacrilegious” interpretation foregoes many “essential” incidents.


Synopsis

Everyone knows the canonical fairy tale of the enchanted princess. But probably no one would think of telling it differently - simply, the prince must cut through the briars encaging his love and wake her with a kiss. In Kawamoto’s somewhat sacrilegious conception, the prince is somehow absent and Sleeping Beauty never even falls into her proverbial sleep. The director, who shot the film in 1990 at Prague’s Bratři v triku Studio, stripped the story of illusion: in his psychoanalytically inspired interpretation, Sleeping Beauty atones for her mother’s transgression, even willing in doing so to sacrifice her innocence....

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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Tribute to Kihachiro Kawamoto, The Great Unknown Giant of Japanese Animation
   
Director: Kihachiro Kawamoto
Screenplay: Kihachiro Kawamoto
Dir. of Photography: Minoru Tamura, Jan Müler
Music: Svatopluk Havelka
Editor: Jan Sládek, Hisako Aizawa
Producer: Jiří Kubíček
Production: Kyo Ltd., Kawamoto Productions Ltd., Krátký film Praha, Studio Jiřího Trnky
Cast: Kyôko Kishida (hlas/voice), Korarová (hlas - česká verze/voice - Czech version)
Contact: 100MeterFilms

Guests

Kihachiro Kawamoto

Film Director

Shohei Shiozaki

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