Winter Days

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Winter Days

haiku short film

Winter Days

Release Date: November 27, 2003

Year    :   2003
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Genres    :   Animation
Production Companies    :   Imagica, Dentsu Tec
Director    :   Isao Takahata, Aleksandr Petrov, Raoul Servais, Kihachiro Kawamoto, Yuri Norstein, Koji Yamamura, Břetislav Pojar, Jacques Drouin, Co Hoedeman, Shinichi Suzuki, Reiko Okuyama, Mark Baker, Yōichi Kotabe
Producers    :   Tatsuo Shimamura
Writers    :   Kihachiro Kawamoto, Matsuo Bashou
RunTime    :   39 mins.

Winter Days is a 2003 animated film, directed by Kihachirō Kawamoto. It is based on one of the renku (collaborative linked poems) in the 1684 collection of the same name by the 17th-century Japanese poet Bashō. The creation of the film followed the traditional collaborative nature of the source material – the visuals for each of the 36 stanzas were independently created by 35 different animators. As well as many Japanese animators, Kawamoto assembled leading names of animation from across the world. Each animator was asked to contribute at least 30 seconds to illustrate their stanza, and most of the sequences are under a minute (Yuriy Norshteyn's, though, is nearly two minutes long).

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